Three Fat Figures
Norman Gorbaty, Amer., (B. 1932), Three Fat Figures, Bistre Pen and Ink Drawing, no date, 13-13/16 x 17-3/4, sheet 16 x 21, unsigned, on a full sheet of cream laid WORTHY watermarked paper. A forceful and candid figure drawing by this distinguished master draftsman, equally at home with drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. A student of Gabor Peterdi, Albers and Louis Kahn at Yale, Gorbaty forged a successful career as illustrator and graphic designer while raising a family. He has never stopped working, and at age 87 after a recent tragic studio fire, he has begun to work again. Gorbaty's penetrating analysis of form is always evident in his decades long series of full sheet ink drawings.A major portion of Gorbaty's masterful full sheet ink drawings were damaged or destroyed in a 2019 studio fire. I had selected 9 drawings which were removed for last year's New York Satellite Print Fair, so those 9 escaped. This is one of them.