Name: Marc Rubin|
Birthday: 4-Dec-1950 (Age: 62)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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MARC RUBIN – ABBREVIATED HISTORY
It is difficult to present Marc Rubin's accomplishments in abbreviated form. While his works are rich with remarkable color, they are also rich in artistic process. The diversity in the artist's work is derived from his interest in all of the art of humankind made before him and contemporary to him in combination with his inventive additions. Rubin sees no reason to restrain his visions to a singular style of depiction. He uses myriad stylist tools to express each subject in a manner he feels is best suited to that subject. Marc continues to paint in multiple styles. From 1977 onward C.C.Long PhD would define his body of works as “Synchronism”. He is a most influenced by the era of forward thinking he was born into, mid 20th century America.
In 1973 Rubin entered his college thesis Pointillism painting, "Ladies of the Canyon" 48x58 inches, in a highly prestigious museum competition at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was hoping to demonstrate his integrity and gain postgraduate credits which would allow him to continue his education. However, his painting was accepted and by a unanimous decision of the four museum curator judges. This brought such great attention as to birth him as a professional artist. The museum was The Art Institute of Chicago competition like a few other major competitions in America during the 1970's was visited by art curators, collectors and dealers from all over the U.S. and Europe. Marc's pointillist painting drew great acclaim. He was soon privately collected in Holland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Spain and the U.S.
Now that you know the 1973 starting point in Marc Rubin's career you should also know some of his accomplishments.
1973 First Museum showing
"LADIES OF THE CANYON"
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
1976 Rubin creates and names a new style
"POP-CUBISM" for a bank exhibition in Chicago. This new genre is employed to depict Chicago's famous skyline. Later Marc will use this style to depict many other cities including New York City.
1978 The artist defines SYNCHRONISM at the request of curator C.C.Long
“Intentional Fine Art, which combines two or more genres from any age or place into harmonious balance.”
Rubin creates the first intentional painting in this new genre,
"AT THE LILY POND" 50"X132" combines Abstract Expressionism, Post Impressionism and Cubism.
1981, 1982, 1983 major works are exhibited in
The SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE
including Cubism, Expressionism, Pointillism and Synchronism.
1982 "A CANTILLEVERED WINDOW" Surreal Cubism wins honors in The Southern California Art Exposition at Del Mar.
1983 "SUNSET: THE NEW LAND" receives award
in the SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE Competition,
"EXCELLENCE IN ART"
1993(December) through 1997
"SUNRISE ON THE SHORE" Pointillism 66"X84"
hangs in the WHITEHOUSE PRIVATE QUARTERS
on loan to the Clinton's
1995 Daffodils depicted in Rubin's
"THE DAY" Pointillism 64"X64" become a grass-roots symbol of Hope
for a cure for HIV-AIDS.
1997 The artist returns to give a One Man - New York City Exhibition showing over 40 works by Rubin in a full array of the artist’s diverse talent. On view, “Sunrise On The Shore” pointillism, 60x 78 inches recently returned from a 4 year on loan status to the Clinton Whitehouse, and 3 other major works in pointillism; “The Day”, “Prairie Sun”, “Ladies Of The Canyon” and a minor work “After The Rain”. Most notable to this exhibition is the inclusion of a seven work series in Surreal Cubism, a Pop-cubist portrait of New York City “Where Two River Meet” 48x58 inches, major Expressionist and Cubist works. The exhibition fills 3,000 square feet at 8 Bond Street in lower Manhattan. Over 400 people attend the opening.
"THE DAY" in lithograph, is included in the permanent Art Archive of The Chicago Historical Society
1999 At the age of 49 Marc Rubin gives his 60th one man show in Miami Beach, Florida
2000 As the artist enters Cyber Space with www.marcrubin.com a Virtual Gallery and Museum, his works are already owned on 6 continents and in all of the 50 U.S. states.
2001 Focusing on one-man exhibitions in various American cities Marc Rubin relocates his public studio and gallery from downtown Chicago to a near west suburb, La Grange, Illinois. Quieter less interrupted surroundings are now essential for Rubin as he is in preparation for a show dedicated to the Judaic Old Testament and has a backlog of commissioned works.
www.marcrubin.com at 15 months of age has been visited over 92,000 times demonstrating Rubin's creativity is not limited to only painting and sculpture but also ground breaking web design.
Also, the medium of animated cyber art known as "Flash" has been added to the artist's body of works.
2002 By request; Rubin agrees to create a memorial painting of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York City. The artist's ties to New York are long standing. He suffers emotional loss when 19 collected works are destroyed in the tragedy. One of the destroyed works was an 11 foot long water lily pond scene created in the early 1970’s, “Forest Pond”. That work is described by the artist as the culmination of his roots in French Post Impressionism.
2003 Rubin retreats into solitude after the untimely passing of his mate.
2004 Marc comes out of seclusion and announces that he has undergone a metamorphosis. Marc-Art Giclee' is born. Rubin's new addition to his body of works entails his own printing studio with works encompassing his entire career in paint and new digital creations as well.
2005 Marc Rubin and his American representative/curator, Jeffrey Rose, launch Marc-Art Giclee'.
2006 Marc re-opens Marc Rubin Gallery in North Lakeview, Chicago with partners Arthur Billman and curator Jeffrey Rose. The Gallery includes guest exhibitors and venues of performing artists.
2007 A long time promised work depicting the terrorist disaster of September 11th 2001 is completed and unveiled. The painting "Atrocity 911" is 7 feet tall and 14 feet wide. It rivals Picasso's Guernica and amazes myriad visitors.
Most notable visitor during 2007 is Dr. Jiang, curator of the (mainland) Chinese Museum of Modern Art. Dr. Jiang informs Rubin that the Chinese museum system is still forming a modern art collection and building new museum buildings. Shuli Zang becomes the artist’s liaison for future exhibitions in China.
2008 In July the "Marc Rubin Gallery" relocates by invitation to partner with Chicago's Murphy Hill Gallery in 35,000 square feet of space in the original and historic Sears Roebuck Building on the near west side. The Marc Rubin Gallery currently spans 12,000 square feet with canvas covered walls and museum-like expanses of viewing space.
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