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John Himmelfarb
updated: 06/20/2011
website: www.johnhimmelfarb.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Freight on Board
Garcia Madero
Vicarrieous Haeckel, detail
Vicarrieous Haeckel
Borrower's Name
Rhinoceros
Dedication
Temperance
Willy Daw
Oedipus
Gun Fighter
U.S. Lewis
Say Some Words
Protest
Right to Wire
 
Portfolio Keywords:  text, mapping, architecture, language, cartoon, abstract
 
 
Freight on Board by John Himmelfarb
Freight on Board
Colored Pencil
2010
18" x  25" 
Garcia Madero by John Himmelfarb
Garcia Madero
Pen & Ink
2010
18.25" x  25.375" 
Vicarrieous Haeckel, detail by John Himmelfarb
Vicarrieous Haeckel, detail
Ink and Acrylic on Paper
2007
36" x  53.5" 
Vicarrieous Haeckel by John Himmelfarb
Vicarrieous Haeckel
Ink and Acrylic on Paper
2007
36" x  53.5" 
Borrower's Name by John Himmelfarb
Borrower's Name
Pen and ink on library catalog card
2005
5" x  3" 
Rhinoceros by John Himmelfarb
Rhinoceros
ink on library catalog card
2001
3" x  5" 
Dedication by John Himmelfarb
Dedication
Pencil on Canvas
2006
71" x  91" 
Temperance by John Himmelfarb
Temperance
Pencil on Canvas
2006
40" x  138" 
Willy Daw by John Himmelfarb
Willy Daw
Pen and ink on library catalog card
2007
3" x  5" 
Oedipus by John Himmelfarb
Oedipus
Colored pencil on library catalog card
2007
3" x  5" 
Gun Fighter by John Himmelfarb
Gun Fighter
Colored pencil on library catalog card
2007
3" x  5" 
U.S. Lewis by John Himmelfarb
U.S. Lewis
Colored pencil on library catalog card
2007
3" x  5" 
Say Some Words by John Himmelfarb
Say Some Words
Ink on paper
Feburary 2008
41.75" x  81.5" 
Protest by John Himmelfarb
Protest
Ink on Paper
2008
90" x  144" 
Right to Wire by John Himmelfarb
Right to Wire
Drawing
2009
9" x  12" 

Artist Statement

John Himmelfarb is an artist whose lush, calligraphic drawings and paintings have always been driven by an unceasing devotion to line. Consistently blurring the boundaries between drawing and painting, Himmelfarb revels in line’s evocative potential to create a synthesis of graphic sign, text and elusive image that challenges one’s ability to interpret visual language.

Artist Bio / CV

John Himmelfarb has exhibited nationally and internationally for many years. His work is now in over 40 museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, The British Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), and the Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea. Awards include grants from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, Chicago Artists Abroad, the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and the National Endowment For The Arts.