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Robert Fabe Oil Painting "Key To The City," 1997

Item Details

Robert Fabe (Ohio/Illinois, 1917 – 2004)
Key To The City, 1997
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower left
Attribute information and short biography attached to the verso

Robert Fabe grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he first studied painting with his father, an amateur painter. He went on to the Art Academy of Cincinnati where he studied under Herman Wessel, John E. Weis, and Meyer Abel. He received a scholarship to study at the Art Students League in New York, returning to Cincinnati in 1940 to open his own studio. After a brief stint in the Armed Services, serving in Europe, he returned to Cincinnati in 1945 where he taught at the Art Academy while maintaining his studio practice. In 1958 he joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati of Design, Architecture, and Art, retiring in 1987. Fabe’s work was widely exhibited during his lifetime and resides in the permanent collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Miami University, University of Cincinnati, the Dayton Art Institute, and the Butler Art Institute.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting

Condition

- minor abrasions and scratches to the frame; negligible paint chipping and scratches throughout the composition; negligible dust and residue to the surface.

Dimensions

13.5" W x 11.5" H x 1.5" D

- measures the frame; sight measures 9.5" W x 7.5" H.

Item #

ITMGA18958

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