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Richard Dey De Ribcowsky

 (1880 - 1936)
Richard Dey De Ribcowsky was active/lived in California / Argentina, Europe, Bulgaria.  Richard De Ribcowsky is known for sea-landscape, figure and nocturne painting.

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Artist Bulletins for Richard Dey De Ribcowsky

17 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Ribcowsky painting of 4 clipper ships leaving a port with lighthouse. Appe
Marian Klein (05/19/2014)
I have a rather large painting of 4 clipper ships, with a lighthouse on the lefT side done in shdes a orange. The name Ribcowsky is in the lower left corner. Can anyone give me any additional informtion on this painting. It has been in my family for at least 60 years.

de Ribcowsky's "Old Ironsides"
Pat (10/08/2007)
I have an old framed print of the painting "Old Ironsides" by Richard Dey de Ribcowsky. Does anyone know anything about this particular piece? I am wondering if he painted the original as part of the late 1920's - 30's fund raising effort to save Old Ironsides. His signature is in the lower left hand corner and the title "Old Ironsides" is printed on the bottom middle. Thank you.

it is breathtaking
sharon saenz (04/17/2007)
I would appreciate any info on my painting. mine is about 8"10" or smaller it moonlit canal orange sky one small gondola with a few people in it and a few other gondolas much bigger also have people inside it's got to be old the paper is very frail.and discolored the frame is wood with a bit of green.thank you

Richard Dey de Ribcowsky
Don Richards (09/04/2006)
Today I puchased a Ribcowsky print of a painting approximately 9" high and 15" wide entitled Carnival of Venice. It appears to be a moonlit canal of Venice with gondolas visable and a larger ship to the right. I can't seem to find any reference to it. Does anyone have any information regarding the original, date of painting, or history of it? I would appreciate anything that could be provided to me regarding it. Thanks so much.

Bob Lewis (07/04/2006)
I found what I guess is a print, it has a large leaning ship and three other in the distance ships and a light house on the left side. This is signed by Ribcowsky. Does anyone know anything about this painting?

Exotic/Estern Subjects
hank503 (02/21/2006)
We have an oil on canvas orientalist treet scene with numerous figures and camels app. 30" x 40" signed dey Ribcowsky. The most "exotic" subject we have yet found by him are his Venetian scenes. Does anyone have knowledge of his travels to Turkey or other points east? I am interested in knowing more about his technique. Are there any published works describing this? Thanks hank503

dey de ribcowsky
ed chalifoux (02/25/2005)
Dey was in Chicago in October of 1934 staying at the Drake Hotel. My grandfather commissioned him to paint a sailing ship. I have his letter to my grandfather describing the name of the painiting " The Flying Cloud " and the sale price. It is 30 X 36 and is a masted ship at sunset. I also have a booklet about the artist and about his involvement to save "Old Ironsides" Chicago Committee.

My De Ribcowsky paintings.
Rick Bryce (11/29/2004)
Dey came to New York City in around 1910. My mother's uncle's (aunt's husband )parents owned a livery stable and boarding house in the "Village." When he arrived he must have been quite poor, as he paid his rent in paintings. There are 3 24x36 unframed paintings. One is in need of restoration, while the other two need cleaning. The one that I find quite interesting is a painting of Venice. What is enjoyable about it is the owners of the boarding house were Irish, so the sail on one of the boats has a shamrock and the Irish colors. The other two are in their original gilted frames. Their size is about 9"x12". They were both painted looking up from the Battery. They are all in oil. They must all range around 90 years -95 years.

JohnWorkman (12/07/2003)
In 1987,..I went to a sale ,in the basement of a tavern near Church and Market Street, in San Francisco,..and fell in love with a painting,..large,dark , foreboding,..45in x36in,.definitely on of the largest Dey DeRibcowsky s that I have seen listed. The painting is a large,sailing vessel, in a night storm, being tossed and hurled by the waves,..the dark storm clouds engulfing it,..and I thought it was amazing. I was new to San Francisco, and had very little money, but offered the proprietor the meager $350 that I had to spend on art. He said he couldnt, of course, and I left,......he called and said, 2 days later, that he wanted the painting to go to someone who truly loved it, he had for over 40yrs, andit had hung in his Bed and Breakfast in the wine country the entire time. ..The frame is massive, hand created, and a piece of art in itself,...he told me that I would have to search out the paintings value, ....I had no idea until many years later that it was a Dey DeRibcowski, ...As I understand, very few night time seascapes of ships were done by him, and I havent come across a listing for one of this size yet. Does anyone else have a DeyDeRibcowski in these dimensions.....just curious. It truly Rules the Wall that it is displayed on...and emits such a feeling......

DeRibcowski, Dey
DeRibcowsky is cited in Edan Milton Hughes "Artists in California 1786_1940 Ed. III just came out in two vols. Hughes may be reached through the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. Sacramento, CA

Ruth Foreman (10/21/2002)
We have cherished a de Ribcowsky "Sunset at Atlantic City" for the past 39 years. It is about 20 x 29 and the lighting on the ocean waves is superb. We have no idea what it is worth but it is lovely.

Dey de Ribcowsky
Gainor (01/14/2002)
I just realized a painting that has been around the house 40+ years is one by this artist. It is a large image if the moons reflection on the ocean. Where is the best place to view other pictures by this artist ?

De Ribcowski
Peter Pochna (11/11/2001)
I recently bought a nice De Ribcowski at John Moran Auction House in Pasadena. His bio that they had notes that he lived 1880-1936, born Rustchuk, Bulgaria 10-13-1880, studied art at age 13 in Paris, then Florence, then Petrograd, founded Academy of Beaux-Arts in Buenos Aires Argentina in 1904, immigrated to US in 1910, lived in NY then to Inglewood, CA in the early 1920's, died Los Angeles on August 15, 1936 (will have to check obit in L.A. Times!) Notes that his works are held in various museums. I suspect his work went for something in its time. Mine is a 24" X 42" nocturnal seascape that I just had cleaned with magnificent results. If you said it was hanging undisturbed in someones home for 80 years you would not have doubted it. It also has a period frame that would have been very expensive, hand carved gilt etc. even in the old days which makes me think his pictures went for good money in the old days.

david west (08/23/2001)
I own a painting by Mr Ribcowsky. It is a sea scape, looking from the shore, with rocks on the right, sun coming toward shore barely filtering through. Waves crashing. Somewhat dark. A number 54 in corner, near name

Dave L. Smith (08/12/2001)
He was born in Bulgaria about 1880. He studied in Russia and France then moved to the US where he lived in several places. He was very prolific and famous in his time. I believe he died in Los Angeles in 1936 not long after being hit by a car. If you do a search on the net now there is a Venetian Sunset painting. I would guess yours was done in the late 1920's. I have an oil of a Venetian sunset he did which looks wonderful with a light on it. Hope this helps. Dave

Dey deRibcowsky
Carl Bayha (08/07/2001)
For those who track this artist, I have found a new painting by him to add to the list. It is a 20X16 oil painting of an ocean going, two-masted, sailing ship. It is in color and is signed and dated. Of interest to me was the earliness of the date (1911). This must be one of his first efforts.

"Venetian Sunset"
Reese Cousins (02/24/2001)
I have recently been gifted a Dey De Ribcowsky print called "Venetian Sunset." My grandma passed it on to me saying it was a picture that my great grandmother had hanging in her house. She did not have any other information for me. I am guessing the picture was purchased around the turn of the centruy but wonder where the artist came from and when my picture was painted. I would be very interested if anyone could revel the history of Dey De Ribcowsky.

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