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|Biography from Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc.:|
|Rita Argen Auerbach's recent
paintings of Buffalo's architectural treasures such as City Hall,
Prudential Building, Ellicott Square Building and the Grain Elevators
are now available as limited edition giclee prints. This important
series celebrates the work of noted architects Louis Sullivan, E.B.
Green, John Wade and others.
About The Series
The exquisite reproductions of new watercolor paintings are made
available in editions of 50 signed and numbered prints each embellished
with an original hand drawn remarque. The image size is 27"x20" printed
on archival quality 140 lb. Arches watercolor paper, the same quality
paper on which the original images are painted.
About The Artist
Rita Argen Auerbach is an internationally recognized watercolor artist
and educator who is represented in numerous museum, corporate and
private collections throughout the United States. Her award winning
paintings have portrayed such subjects as Buffalo's architecture,
Chautauqua Institution's Victoriana, and landscapes inspired by
extensive travel in this country and abroad. Auerbach's works are
characterized by strong value contrasts created by light and shade using
rich luminous transparent watercolor.
National and International juried exhibitions have included her
paintings such as The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American
Watercolors, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Montana Watermedia,
Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, National League of American
Pen Women, and the Erie and Niagara Landscape Exhibition in Dortmund,
Germany. Rita was invited for a one artist exhibition in The Academy of
Art in Riga, Latvia.
Rita's paintings have been exhibited in Western New York at the
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Art Dialogue Gallery, Nina Freudenheim
Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Kenan Art Center, Big Orbit Gallery,
Carnegie Art Center, Castellani Art Museum, Hallwalls Contemporary Art
Center, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, and others. She received
bachelors and masters Degrees in Art Education from State University of
New York at Buffalo. A secondary art teacher for twenty years in the
Clarence Central Schools and district art department chair, she was
named Western New York Art Educator of the Year in 1993 and is listed in
"Who's Who Among America's Teachers".
Rita has conducted painting excursion workshops in Costa Rica, France,
Italy and Spain. She is presently on the faculty of Chautauqua
Institution Special Studies Program and was a delegate to the Chautauqua
Institution/Eisenhower Institute Conference on U.S.-Soviet Relations in
Riga, Latvia. Her sketches of the trip became the Conference's official
gift to the Soviet Government and are published in "Sketches and
Reflections of a Journey". Articles about her painting techniques have
been recently included in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor.
A Council member of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY and
past president of the Buffalo Society of Artists, she is listed in
"Who's Who in American Art" and "Who's Who in America".
For the recent "Herd About Buffalo" public art project, Rita painted two
buffaloes which helped raise $1.3 million dollars for Roswell Park
Cancer Institute and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center.
"As an artist, I am inspired by the way that light transforms the world
around me whether the subject is architecture, landscape or still life.
This is an exciting phenomenon which I attempt to communicate through my
paintings. I work primarily in watercolor known to be an illusive and
challenging medium. The application of this medium on a surface of pure
white paper can yield intriguing gem-like effects. I manipulate shape,
form, texture, value, and color to make a strong personal statement. In
my work, color is the most significant element that enhances the
emotional qualities of the paintings. My bold and adventurous use of
color is characterized by the way I exaggerate its values. Painting
while traveling allows me to visually interpret the unique essence of
domestic and foreign lands. Light, so much a part of nature, creates
endless possibilities and presents me with the freedom to express and
interpret its beauty".
To view additional works or to contact the artist, please visit the artist's website link
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