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Gerard Huber
Dallas, Texas

Texas A&M University-Commerce


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While paying homage to the breathtakingly beautiful sculptures of Greco-Roman deities and heroes of Antiquity - the "super heroes" of my pantheon. My paintings express a present-day worship of the human body, the perfect physique – and its tangent to an ancient Greek concept. Physical perfection as a mirror for spiritual perfection, through the contrast of modern, life figures arrested in a moment of interaction with archetypal forms.

Of late the nude male figures have been removed from the sanctity of the museum setting to enter a more private domestic realm where the interplay of mirrored images, together with a suggestion of another's presence, invites the viewer's participation in the narrative with informing self-awareness.





born: 1949, Waterloo, Iowa



University of Northern Iowa, BA, 1971

Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA, 1975

University of Notre Dame, Special Student, 1971


selected awards/honors

Resident Fellow, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, 2008

Fellowship in Painting, Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts, 1994

Resident Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia, 1988

Resident Fellow, Cummington Community for the Arts, Cummington, Massachusetts, 1987


selected publications

E. Gibbons, 100 Artists of the Male Figure: A Contemporary Anthology of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. p.88-89, 2011

E. Gibbons, Powerfully Beautiful - Classically Inspired Living Painters of the Male Figure, A Firehouse Studio Publication, 2009

Frederick Turner, Visionary Realism, American Arts Quarterly, p.9-13, 2000

John O'Hern, Re-presenting Representation IV catalogue, Arnot Art Museum, 1999


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Natural Beauties, Lizardi Harp Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2011

Paintings: Gerard Huber, Abilene Art Museum, Abilene, Texas, 1998

Parables, Waterloo Museum of Art, Waterloo, Iowa, 1991


selected group shows

National Figurative Exhibit, Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, California, 2007

Sensual Nude, Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York, 2007

Go Figure: The Human Form Drawing and Painted, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2005

Re-presenting Representation IV,  Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York, 1999



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