Gerson August Leiber Biography

Gerson August Leiber




Gerson August Leiber was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1921. Soon after he showed talent in his art classes Leiber was stationed in Hungary in the army. While stationed he took classes at the Royal Academy of Art in Budapest.

After the war, he studied at the Art Students League. At the Brooklyn Museum's art school, Gerson began engraving with Gabor Peterdi, and later his prints won many awards. His prints were featured in various one-man shows, including exhibitions at Associated American Artists and the Alex Rosenberg Gallery.

In the 1960s, Gerson persuaded his wife, Judith to produce her bags independently, and they opened their own business based on her designs. Gerson and his wife bought a farmhouse in East Hampton, Long Island. Inspired by his surroundings like his garden, nature, and fashion, Gerson explores them in his cubist and expressionist work.

He taught etching and engraving at the Printmaking Workshop established by Robert Blackburn.

Leiber exhibited at the Denise Bibro Fine Art in 2002; Steinbaum-Krauss Galleries in 1998; Longue Vue Gardnes in 1997; Kennedy Galleries in 1996; Arlene Bujese Galleries in 19915; Israel Museum in 1994; Fine Arts Museum of Long Island in 1991; Vered Galleries in 1985; Alex Rosenberg Gallery in 1985; Print Club of Philadelphia; Society of American Graphic Artists; New Britain Art Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Audubon Artist; Matrix Gallery; Bay Printmaker's Society Exhibition; Oakland Museum; Associated American Artists.