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Louis Ebarb
New York, NY

About the Artist

A product of Brooklyn, New York and a member of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb, Louisiana, the painter Louis Ebarb draws on his complex mix of cultures to create his images .

Working as an Abstract Expressionist in the 1960s, Ebarb studied painting at Pratt Institute where his style reflected the emerging Minimalist Movement. In 1988, he incorporated his training in abstract art with the concepts of the American Realists of the early twentieth century and began to document his experiences and time through his unique rendition of Urban Realism. While the earlier American realists encou…

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About the Artist

A product of Brooklyn, New York and a member of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb, Louisiana, the painter Louis Ebarb draws on his complex mix of cultures to create his images .

Working as an Abstract Expressionist in the 1960s, Ebarb studied painting at Pratt Institute where his style reflected the emerging Minimalist Movement. In 1988, he incorporated his training in abstract art with the concepts of the American Realists of the early twentieth century and began to document his experiences and time through his unique rendition of Urban Realism. While the earlier American realists encountered their images as newspaper artists, Mr. Ebarb established his style through the lens of his still and video cameras.

Beyond painting, Mr. Ebarb has worked on many creative endeavors. He has worked as a theater craftsman, animator, illustrator, graphic designer, production designer, art instructor, video producer, and video director.

Louis Ebarb’s work has changed based on his constant shifts in interests, needs, obsessions and circumstances. Many of his paintings can be seen on the website: www.LouisEbarb.com

The "Street Dance" series features Brooklyn scenes and architecture, both simple and elegant. Figures are included in these compositions, but they were minor players or abstract elements in the stories depicted.

The "Brooklyn Bridges" series (2006 to 2010) was both a metaphorical and an emotional bridge to span the transition from parent, homeowner, and husband toward a life of less social demands and greater opportunity to travel.

"Travels With Louie," Ebarb’s current series, is intended to be a travelogue that shares the joy and wonder of exotic and familiar places first hand. The visual variety and beauty of Panama, Italy, Canada, and, of course, New York City, supply the images while brush strokes become more pronounced and the palette simplified. Louis Ebarb’s Future plans include seeing more of the world and translating that expanded visual experience through oil paint and canvas.

Artist’s Work

Blue model boat pond
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Blue Model Boat Pond

By Louis Ebarb

Cold spring autumn
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Cold Spring Autumn

By Louis Ebarb

Heavenly rest stop
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Heavenly Rest Stop

By Louis Ebarb

Egg nog
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Egg Nog

By Louis Ebarb

East river light house
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East River Light House

By Louis Ebarb

First of spring
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First of Spring

By Louis Ebarb

Mystic blue october
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Mystic Blue October

By Louis Ebarb

Red hawk dance
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Red Hawk Dance

By Louis Ebarb

Dali studio at portllgat
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Dali Studio at Portllgat

By Louis Ebarb

Bedford avenue church
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Bookseller

By Louis Ebarb

Field trip
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Field Trip

By Louis Ebarb

Gus the goose
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Gus (the Goose)

By Louis Ebarb

Still life with pans
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Still Life with Pans

By Louis Ebarb

Fifth avenue
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X#1

By Louis Ebarb

Cable crew
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Cable Crew

By Louis Ebarb

Selected Exhibitions

  • State University of New York
    Brooklyn, N.Y., 2013
  • Peter Louis Gallery
    New York, N.Y., 2011
  • Columbia University
    New York, N.Y., 2006
  • Saint Francis College
    Brooklyn, N.Y., 2002
  • New York Law School
    New York, N.Y., 2002

Press and Accolades

  • Gambit Magazine, New Orleans, La.
    March 1998
  • Best Art, Class 1, American Federation of Teachers First Place Award
    July 7, 1999
  • Silver Telly Award, The Music Between the Notes: Reflections on the Art of Romare Bearden, Producer/Director
    2007

Education

  • Pratt Institute, BFA
    Brooklyn, N.Y.,1976