Leo Rabkin

At almost 94 years of age, Leo Rabkin is part of a generation of international artists who valued contradiction, the indefinite and the psychologically complex. These artists were also attuned to the mysteries of lived time and physical space. Rabkin has long explored the spatial and linear action of shadows in works made of wire, plastic and many other materials. He was a pioneer in the use of plastics and industrial materials to create ethereal light given form by delicately articulated grids. Rabkin was for many years the president of the American Abstract Artists group. His art is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, the Phoenix Museum and others. He has presented over twenty solo exhibitions and participated in nearly two hundred group shows in the United States and Europe.