Edward Giobbi

born 1926

Edward Giobbi, ‘November 22nd No. 3’ 1964
November 22nd No. 3 1964
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Edward Gioachino Giobbi (born July 18, 1926 in Waterbury, Connecticut) is an American artist and cookbook author.

Giobbi's paintings and other renderings mostly appear in collections in Italy but also the U.S. His works have been shown in solo and group shows featuring a range from abstract impressionism to pop art. According to New York Times reviewer Edward Zimmer, Giobbi's early works reveal the influence of expressionism. These works depict a "dark sense of ambiguity and longing" contradicted by "buoyant" colors. "Mr. Giobbi's art then takes a different turn... more intellectual and formal", revealing the impact of cubism and formalism.

Zimmer notes Giobbi's use of a protagonist, Linus, addressing issues of loss and abandonment. See the article "In Katonah with Nothing But Abstractions to Consider" by Vivien Raynor, New York Times, July 19, 1992, and Giobbi's response, "The Myth of Linus in Greek Mythology" New York Times, September 16, 1992.

Giobbi's later works are autobiographical, with a "free, seemingly extemporaneous use of paint that contrasts with the deliberately plotted quality of the main compositions."

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