Liz Gribin
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b. 1934

  Liz Gribin was born in London in 1934. As a young girl her family was vacationing in Switzerland when the
Nazis marched into Poland, forcing them to flee to America. After arriving in Manhattan she began her artistic studies at the Museum of Modern Art children’s program and the Art Student League. Liz obtained
her degree from Boston University as a member of the first class to graduate with a degree in Fine Arts.

  Gribin was developing as an artist in New York at the same time as many of Europe’s most prominent
modern artists were fleeing their home countries and relocating in the United States. After World War II
ended the art world had abruptly shifted to New York where artists of many different nationalities and
styles were suddenly working in the same city. As a student in this rich, artistic environment, Gribin was
exposed first hand to significant artworks in a variety of avant-garde styles, which is apparent in the
maturity of her work.   

  Gribin’s work has been exhibited internationally and shown at prestigious locations such as The National
Academy of Design, the Parsons School, Pace University, The National Arts Club, The Nassau County
Museum of Art, The Heckscher Museum, Guild Hall Museum and Sarah Lawrence College among many
others. The U.S. Library of Congress declared Gribin as a living legend, and she has been honored with the
prestigious Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Advancing the Arts. 

  Gribin’s career as an artist has thrived for almost six decades. Her unique painting style melds the figure
with abstract elements in a style that has been described as “classical modernism.” Newbury Fine Arts is
proud to exclusively represent Liz Gribin in Boston for many years. During her one women show in 2005,
Newbury Fine Arts hosted Boston University Art Department’s 50th anniversary where she celebrated with
other members of the first graduating class. Today, almost in her 80’s, Liz Gribin is living in the Boston
area where she continues to paint.  

BORN:

London, England

EDUCATION:

Museum of Modern Art, The Art Students League,
BFA Boston University, David Aronson, Paul Wood

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Latham and Watkins, Attorneys at law, New York City, New York
The Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Manhattan Bowery Corporation collection, New York City
The Lowell Allen Collection, New York City, NY
The George Dempster Collection, Cove Neck, NY
The Dr. Kenneth Hoffman & Vivian Gaits Collection
Teaneck, NJ
The Charlotte and Jules Joskow Collection, Kings Point, NY
The Mrs. Sylvan Lawrence Collection, New York, NY
The Dr. Judith P. Sulzberger Collection, New York, NY
The Varda and Shalom Yoran Collection, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Cynthia and Richard Zirinsky Collection, New York
The Madeline and Richard Zausner Collection,
Sands Point, NY

AWARDS:


2016 

Emeritus membership in the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., Massachusetts Chapter
BU Alumni Exhibition at 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2014 

Honorable Mention, Members Exhibit, Guild Hall, East Hampton

2005

National Arts Club – President's Award

2002 

Recognized by the U.S. Library of Congress as a "Living Legend"

2000 

National Arts Club, 101st Annual Show, Katharine Lorillard Wolfe Award
Salmagundi Club Award, National Society of Painters1996 National Arts Club, 98th Annual Show,

1999 

Bruce Stevenson Award 
Heckscher Museum of Art Annual, Pall Corporation Award

1996

Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Advancing The Arts on
Long Island
Daler-Rowney Award, Audubon Artists

1995

Guilio Palermo Award, Audubon Artists

1994 

Grumbacher Gold Medal, National Association of Women Artists
Best in Show, North by South, Nassau County Museum
Antonio cirino Award, Audubon Artists

1993 

George Swift Tweed Award, National Society of Painters
First Prize, Knickerbocker Artists, Salmagundi Club,

1992 
New York, NY
Best in Show, Artists Network
Best in Show, Manhasset Art Association
First Prize, Artists Network

1991 

Bert Lipper Award, Manhasset Art Association
First Prize, Manhasset Art Association
Best in Show, Chelsea Center

1990 

Best in Show, Artists' Network
Audrey Hope Shirk Award, National Ass. of Women Artists
First Prize, Manhasset Art Association
First Prize, Manhasset Art Association

1989 

Liquitex Art Award, Audubon Artists
John J. Newman Medal, National Society of Painters
Best in Show, Suburban Art League
First Prize, Artists' Network

1988 

Medal of Honor, National Association of Women Artists
First Prize, Manhasset Art Association
John J. Newman Medal, Nation Society of Painters
First Prize, Knickerbocker Artist, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

1986

Susan Kahn Award, National Association of Women Artists
First Prize, Manhasset Art Association

1985

Medal of Honor, Audubon Artists
Doris Klein Award, National Association of Women Artists

1984

First Prize, Knickerbocker Artist, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1983

First Prize, Knickerbocker Artist, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

1982

Grumbacher Award, Manhasset Art Association

Award of Excellence, Suburban Art League

1979

Grumbacher Award, Manhasset Art Association