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Louis Leon Ribak (1902-1979)

"Wagon Train Camp"
"Wagon Train Camp"10" x 20"
SOLD"Branding"17" x 23.5", oil on canvas
800 613 5091 to talkLouis Leon Ribak (1902-1979)

by Robert Parsons

and Ashley Rolshoven

Ribak married Taos artist Beatrice Mandelman in 1942.

As his work became more abstract, he said that as an artist he was,

"not truly anything. I am against everything. Damned abstract[ionists], realists, illustrators…"

Louis Leon Ribak (1902-1979) Highest Auction Prices

"Chess Players" Price: $5,500

"Mesa" Price: $4,000

"Shiprock Encampment" Price: $3,450

"New York Harbor" Price: $3,450

"Hooverville" Price*: $2,600

"Hooverville along the East River" Price: $2,400

"First Light" Price: $2,250

"Rockport" Price: $2,185

"Aegeon Dream" Price: $2,128

"The Hay Wagon" Price: $2,090

Fine Art prices have risen steadily. Please contact the Gallery for the latest prices and current inventory.

Parsons does not offer Louis Leon Ribak reproductions, because no reproduction can compare to the real paintings.

Parsons invites you to visit the Galleries to experience the unmatched beauty of the real art.

Louis Ribak Art Biography:

He was a New Mexico Modernist

He was Born on December 3, 1902 at Grodno (Hrodna), Belarus Lithuania

Ribak moved to New York 1912

Ribak studied at the Pennsylvanian Academy of Fine Arts in 1920

John Sloan was his mentor

He studied at the Arts Student League in New York in 1922

In 1925 Ribak exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists

In 1929 he helped create the John Reed Club

He joined the Silk Screen Group in 1930

In 1931 he exhibited at “American Group inc.”

His first show was at the Barbizon Hotel in 1932

Ribak worked for the Federal Works Project Administration in 1935

He exhibited with the Whitney Museum of Art in New York from 1932 to 1944

In 1934 Ribak became an American Citzen

He exhibited at the Venice Biennial in 1934

In 1938 he had a one-man exhibition at ACA Gallery in New York

In 1939 he showed at the Golden Gate Exposition

In 1942 he married Beatrice Mandelman

In 1942 Ribak served as a member U.S. Armed Forces

He moved to Santa Fe, then to Taos, New Mexico in 1944

In 1946 he had a one-man Exhibition in New York’s World Fair

Ribak created the Taos Valley Art School in 1947

In 1947 he exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery biennial

In 1953 he took up full time residence in Taos, New Mexico

Ribak started Gallery Ribak in 1959

In 1969 he won the First Purchase Award at the El Paso Sun Carnival

Louise Ribak died 1979 in Taos, New Mexico

Parsons Related Artist

Beatrice Mandelman

Louis Leon Ribak Museum Collections include:

(Click on Links below to view Art Works)

"Old Gloucester"



1967 pencil on paper

Spencer Museum, University of Kansas

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