Bio: Sam Liberman did not take to painting until he was in his early 40s. He was trained as a lawyer and conducted civil rights litigation in his home town of St. Louis, Missouri for many years. But he has now been painting colorful art work for over 35 years. He now works primarily with pastels, while also fashioning a number of oils each year and drawing on a regular basis. His art education began in a class with Sheldon Helfman, and he has studied pastels with many excellent teachers, including Doug Dawson, Albert Handell, Colleen Howe and many others. He did not consider himself a professional artist until the 1990s when he gradually wound down his law practice. In the late 90s, he and his wife, Terri LaBriola moved to Sacramento, where in addition to the Sierra Pastel Society he is connected to the Capitol Art Center and the S12 Studio and Gallery. He often paints and draws there, as well as exhibiting his work. Sam’s paintings have been exhibited in over 50 competitive national and international art exhibitions. In June, 2009 he had a one person exhibition at the prestigious Butler Institute of American Arts.
Medium : Pastel, oil
Subjects: Landscape, architecture, figurative.
Style: Expressionist to colorist... Sam explains: "My work contains a little of expressionism, color field, post-impressionism and other identifiable movements, but I enjoy many others art movements, such as art nouveau and fauvism. I would have to admit the most of the painting I love most was done between 1825 and 1950”
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Gallery: Works: Pastel Landscapes; Oil Landscapes; Figures; Plein Air; Still Life; New Paintings.
Image View: Click on thumbnails to enlarge in a slideshow, or click again to enlarge further. Full information is provided on each piece, including commentary, dimensions, medium, and prices. Auguste in the Parc is 21 x 23 ins, 550 x 507, 272 KB.
Blog : Sam comments with honest self-criticism on his work in his blog. However, when I looked some images refused to load or have a missing link.