Ivan Albright: Magic Realist

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A face from Georgia 1970


Self portrait

Ivan Albright: Magic Realist,  (1897-1983), whose works of intricate detail and macabre realism distinguish him as one of the 20th century’s most original artists.

Best known for his still-lifes, character studies, and self-portraits, Albright’s haunting compositions are most often noted for their idiosyncratic combination of intricate detail, opulent color, and multiple vantage points. His meticulously rendered images, painted from elaborately constructed sets, often took several years to complete.

The Temptation of St. Anthony


Flesh - Ivan Albright

Flesh (Smaller than Tears Are the Little Blue Flowers), 1928

I Slept With The Starlight On My Face - Ivan Albright

I Slept With The Starlight On My Face, 1926


Portrait of Mary Block - Ivan Albright

Portrait of Mary Block 1957

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