(1902 - 1979)
Louis Leon Ribak was active/lived in New Mexico, New York. Louis Ribak is known for modernist landscape and social realist figure and genre painting.
Biography Louis Ribak
Born in Lithuania, Louis Ribak became an influential painter of the New York School, abstract expressionism, and then moved to Taos in 1944 with his wife, Bea Mandelman.
Louis Ribak emigrated to the United States from Lithuania, moving to New York in 1922, where he studied with John Sloan at the Art Students League. He quickly made a name for himself as an influential social realist painter in New York, even collaborating on a mural in Rockefeller Center with Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.
Beginning with work that was included in the 1934 Venice Biennial art exhibition and continuing with his social realist painting of that decade, Ribak captured the vibrant images of urban life with considerable power. He appeared to be mak
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