(1919 - 2003)
Herbert Gentry was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Sweden, France. Herbert Gentry is known for figurative abstraction.
Biography Herbert Gentry
Herbert Gentry's subject matter is inherently social, and nearly always
peopled. He was deeply influenced by jazz, which emerges as a
powerful presence in the rhythms of his paintings. His figures are
outlined by color - breathing and gregarious, often an inherent
sweetness emerges with the childlike openness.
Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Gentry was raised in Harlem during its heyday, the
highly creative period before World War II. He served as a member
of the Armed Forces during that period, and his commitment to art was
defined by his return to Paris in 1946 where he studied painting.
Releasing his experiences upon the canvas, his autobiographical
elements are propelled through feeling in spontaneous pai
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