Herbert Ferber  (American, 1906-1991) 

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Herbert Ferber, Pittington II

 

Herbert Ferber
Pittington II
1979

Valerie Carberry Gallery
Herbert Ferber, Derby II

 

Herbert Ferber
Derby II
1971

Valerie Carberry Gallery
Herbert Ferber, Orange on Yellow

 

Herbert Ferber
Orange on Yellow
1979

Jimmy D. Robinson, Inc.
Herbert Ferber, Calligraph

 

Herbert Ferber
Calligraph
1962

Valerie Carberry Gallery
Herbert Ferber, Green Wedge

 

Herbert Ferber
Green Wedge
1974

WAQAS WAJAHAT
Herbert Ferber, Homage to Piranesi VIII #6

 

Herbert Ferber
Homage to Piranesi VIII #6
1975-1988

WAQAS WAJAHAT
Herbert Ferber, Martha II

 

Herbert Ferber
Martha II
Vered Gallery
Herbert Ferber, Rutgers #20

 

Herbert Ferber
Rutgers #20
1963

WAQAS WAJAHAT
Herbert Ferber, Jay II

 

Herbert Ferber
Jay II
1970-1971

WAQAS WAJAHAT
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Herbert Ferber, Black Gee

 

Herbert Ferber
Black Gee, 1963
oil on canvas

 

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Herbert Ferber, L'oubradou

 

Herbert Ferber
L'oubradou, 1978
bronze and copper

 

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Herbert Ferber, Caligraph

 

Herbert Ferber
Caligraph, 1966
bronze

 

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1906   Born in New York City
1923   Graduated from Morris High School in the Bronx
1927   Awarded Bachelor of Science Degree, Columbia University, New York.
1927 - 1930   Studies sculpture at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, New York
1930   Expelled from the National Academy of Design for sculpting nonacademic, figurative work; exhibited landscape and figure etchings at National Arts Club; received Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation scholarship and met Ilya Bolotowsky and David McCosh
1936   Participates in First American Artists’ Congress. Joins the Artists’ Union.
1940   Founds Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, a splinter group from American Artists’ Congress (with Meyer Schapiro, Adolph Gottlieb, Mark Rothko, Ilya Bolotowsky, Bradley Walker Tomlin, David Smith, and others).
1941   Elected to executive board, Sculptors’ Guild (along with Chaim Gross, Robert Laurent and Hugo Robus).
1942   Awarded Fifth Purchase Prize, Artists for Victory exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1950   Joins “The Irascibles” in protest against juried painting exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Charter member, The Club.
1951   Commission: Façade sculpture, And the bush was not consumed . . . (commissioned with Adolph Gottlieb and Robert Motherwell) for B’nai Israel Synagogue, Millburn, New Jersey (Percival Goodman, architect).
1953   One of the American prize winners, International Sculpture Competition, “The Unknown Political Prisoner Monument,” Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
1954   Commission: light and candelabrum for Berlin Chapel, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (Max Abramowitz, architect).
1957   Commission: two interior wall sculptures for Temple Anshe Chesed, Cleveland, Ohio (Percival Goodman, architect).
1965   Commission: sculpture for Commons Building, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
1966   Installs: Sculpture as Environment, in Ferber Lounge, Rutgers University (now installed at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University).
1968   Installs: Full Circle, at John F. Kennedy Federal Office Building, Government Center, Boston, Massachusetts (Walter Gropius, architect).
1969   Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
1977 - 1978   Commission: 18-foot outdoor sculpture for City of Ottumwa, Iowa
1979   Awarded R. S. Reynolds Memorial Award for aluminum sculpture
1991   Died in North Egremont, Massachusetts
2007   Landscape: Form and Thought, Waqas Wajahat in association with Ingrao Gallery, New York, May 3–July 14. Catalogue with text by Christopher Riopelle.
2005   Organic New York 1941–1949m Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, September 10–November 5. Catalogue with text by Robert C. Morgan.
2005   New York School: Another View, Opalka Gallery, The Sage Colleges, Albany, New York. Catalogue text by Ann Eden Gibson, et al.
2005   Surrealism USA, National Academy Museum, New York. Catalogue text by Isabelle Dervaux, Gerrit Lansing, Michael Duncan, Robert Lubar, Robert Hobbs, Scott Rothkopf.
2005   Grounded/Suspended: Herbert Ferber — Sculpture from the 1970s, Knoedler & Company. Catalogue text by Norman L. Kleeblatt, Susan and Elihu Rose Curator of Fine Arts, The Jewish Museum. (solo)
2004   My America: Art from the Jewish Museum Collection, 1900–1955, The Jewish Museum, New York.
2004   Herbert Ferber: Painting, Sculpture, and Drawing from the 1960s. Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. Catalogue text by Debra Bricker Balken. (solo)
2001 - 2003   Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age 1940–1960, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Frist Center for the Visual Arts; Phoenix Art Museum. Brooke Kamin Rapaport, curator.
2002   The Tiger’s Eye: The Art of a Magazine, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. Catalogue text by Pamela Franks.
2002   Abstract Sculpture by American Artists 1920–1950, Robert Henry Adams Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois
2001   Herbert Ferber: Calligraph Emblem of Motion, Knoedler & Company. Catalogue text by Stephen Polcari. (solo)
2000   Herbert Ferber: Paintings, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona. Catalogue text excerpted from an interview with Herbert Ferber by Irving Sandler. (solo)
2000   The American Century: Art & Culture 1900–2000; Part II, 1950–2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Catalogue text by Lisa Phillips.
1999   The American Century: Art & Culture 1900–2000; Part I, 1900–1950, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Catalogue text by Barbara Haskell.
1998   Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York (solo)
1988   Studio d’Arte Zanussi, Milan, Italy (solo)
1984   The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts (solo)
1981   The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas [traveled] (solo)
1978   Knoedler & Company, New York (solo)
1972   Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Sculpture Garden, New York (solo)
1972   Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Sculpture Garden, New York (solo)
1970   Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey (solo)
1964   Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington (solo)
1962   Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (solo)
1961   Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (solo)
1958   Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont (solo)
1955   Samuel Kootz Gallery, New York (solo)
1947   Betty Parsons Gallery, New York (solo)
1937   Midtown Galleries, New York, NY (first one-man sculpture exhibition)
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Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
The Bennington College Museum, Vermont
The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
The Empire State Plaza Art Collection, Albany, New York
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Jewish Museum, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Art, Carnegie, Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York
The Newark Museum, New Jersey
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
The Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey