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Jon Corbino

American, 1905–1964

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Jon Corbino

American, 1905–1964

Biography

Jon Corbino’s vibrant, skillfully rendered action scenes evoke Romanticism with their monumental figures and smoldering colors. Meanwhile, his dramatic, world event-inspired themes—including social conflict in the form of war and civil strife or implied through natural disaster, and contrasts between industry and humanity—captured the Depression-era American zeitgeist. Critic Edward Alden Jewell traces Corbino’s influences to Théodore Gericault and perhaps even the Baroque style of Peter Paul Rubens. Corbino was fascinated with movement, often depicting galloping horses and circus and ballet performers in the midst of lively feats in his characteristically warm palette.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Jon Corbino’s vibrant, skillfully rendered action scenes evoke Romanticism with their monumental figures and smoldering colors. Meanwhile, his dramatic, world event-inspired themes—including social conflict in the form of war and civil strife or implied through natural disaster, and contrasts between industry and humanity—captured the Depression-era American zeitgeist. Critic Edward Alden Jewell traces Corbino’s influences to Théodore Gericault and perhaps even the Baroque style of Peter Paul Rubens. Corbino was fascinated with movement, often depicting galloping horses and circus and ballet performers in the midst of lively feats in his characteristically warm palette.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more