Robert McIntosh
Gustav Rehberger
(1910-1955)

Mr. Rehberger has received international acclaim for his powerful and imaginative paintings and drawings of the human figure and the horse. He is equally known for his religious and apocalyptic themes. As a well-known teacher of art he stresses what he regards as the universal truths of form, movement and expression. His artistic philosophy is a passionate defense of his own drive to present Man as an integral part of Nature.

Gustav Rehberger, is not only a powerful and imaginative painter, but also a master draftsman and a brilliant teacher and demonstrator. Rehberger has a thorough knowledge of composition, of human and animal anatomy and the rare ability to transmit this understanding to his students.

He has a large following at the Arts Students League of New York where he has taught enthusiastic classes for over a decade. His aim, as artist and teacher: the realization in pictorial language of a powerful imagination; his means: a Baroque, driving, whirling movement involving all parts of the composition in a total activity. 

Mr. Rehberger is a great improvisor. Out of his inner, creative depths - a seemingly unquenchable well spring- he can harnes exploding forces, pull them together at will into an instantaneous, organized, pictorial tour de force.

Besides teaching Rehberger is a very active painter, draftsman and pastelist who has also had a distringuished career as a designer and illustrator. Born in Austria - where he received his earliest art training- arriving in the United States as a teenager, he continued his art education at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis.

Rehberger, a prize winning painter, devoted two years to a series of fifty paintings and drawings on the theme of The Spirit of Beethoven in celebration of the composer's Bicentennial in 1970. Subsequently he exhibited these worksat the Wickersham Gallery in New York. Among the enthusiastic reviews in newspapers and art magazines, one critic aptly referred to him as "volcanic expressionist." His latest one man show, also enthusiastically received, was at the Jacques Seligmann Gallery in October, 1977.

Trigg Ison Fine Art is proud to present the original works by Gustav Rehberger.

Gustav Rehberger
Gustav Rehberger

"Genesis II" Mixed Media and Sand Austrian/American, Signed, 1976 48 x 38 Inches

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Gustav Rehberger
Gustav Rehberger

"Man of Destiny" Oil on Canvas Austrian/American, Signed, 1977 40 x 60 Inches

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Gustav Rehberger
Gustav Rehberger

"Two Friends" Pen and Ink Austrian/American, Signed, c.1940 7 x 8 Inches

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Gustav Rehberger
Gustav Rehberger

"Genesis II" Mixed Media and Sand Austrian/American, Signed, 1976 48 x 38 Inches

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