Kahlil G. Gibran: The Surface and Below

The first focused exploration of its kind, this exhibition examines a finite selection of paintings from Kahlil Gibran’s early and formative years as a Boston Expressionist. Working in encaustic and oilalongside contemporaries including Mark Tobey, Karl Zerbe and Maud (Cabot) Morgan—Gibran’s visual meditations on mysticism and abstraction identify the immediacy, beauty and prescience of painting. The exhibition, organized by OMAA with guest curator Anthony Moore, includes 13 works of art painted between 1948 and 1952, most of which have never been publicly exhibited.  

EXHIBITION SPONSORS: The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is deeply grateful to Jean Gibran, Barridoff Galleries

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Kahlil G. Gibran (1922–2008)
"On the Beach"
Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.
Courtesy of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Gift of Morton C. Bradley Jr., 1999
Kahlil G. Gibran (1922–2008)
"Ocean Floor"
Kahlil G. Gibran (1922–2008)
"Mussel Bed"
Kahlil G. Gibran (1922–2008)
"Night Image"
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