My late wife and I studied with Rehberger at the League in the 70's and 80's. He was wonderful and left a very profound impact on both of us.
my friend, Rehberger
He was my friend and mentor from 1980 until he died. I helped him sell some of his art and in return was given a pastel of a horse. I bought a small Beethoven pastel at the Salmagundi club, and was given numerous drawings while under his tutelage. I miss our talks (philosophizing) and eating strudel at the Stage Deli.
Rehberger was married to my husband's first cousin. I have three original oil paintings he did while in Mexico as a young man, before he got his violent style. If you ever saw Rehberger, you knew why he was so taken with Beethoven. They looked alike. Often he painted while listening to Beethoven. Does anyone know what happened to his painting of Carnegie Hall. The last time I saw it was at the Stage Deli in New York City.
mother and child
Gustav Rehberger, I lived in Carnegie Hall and had a ballet studio and apt. While Gustav lived on the 12 fl, he and I were very good friends and I own many of his drawing and the Orginal MOTHER AND CHILD. I could write a book about Rehberger. He was an incredable artist,he belongs with the greatest, in fact with the top ten...Terrace
I too have fond rememberances of Gustav.He made many drawings on post cards. At the Stage deli in NY he would have steak and eggs for breakfast and draw to the delight of the staff.
I was a student under this great painter. He was so dynamic and exciting while he was teaching. His energy is his legacy to me, that is how I teach today to abused children. I would love a drawing or painting by him if it was affordable I am a struggling teacher/artist.
I will never forget the impact he had on my life.
He was my great Uncle and as a child he drew me a pencil drawing of a ballerina which I still have & treasure.
My aunt, the late Marion Quinlan was a close friend of Gustav Rehberger and I have inherited an artist proof of a pencil drawing of a mother and child. I would appreciate any information on this piece. We also have a letter written in which he expresses frustratiion about a book he was trying to publish. Did Mr. Rehberger ever publish a book? Any information would be great. What a wonderful artist.
This artist was a sensation in my view. I believe that ultimately, his skill and sensitvity will see his work climb to monumental heights.
To read about him, I direct you to the following website:
I am fortunate to own one of his magnificent works entitled:
It is large, 58x38 inches, is in chalk and was created by the Artist in 44 minutes to the music of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony correlating art with music.
It is an incredibly powerful work.
It is my understanding that Mr. Rehberger created several of these very large works to the music of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
This artist deserves a place in Art History...so much more so than many who have attained this status!