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Published by
The Butler Institute of American Art, OH

This large format scholarly written volume is hard cover, 300 pages with over 250 illustrations. This is the most comprehensive book written on one of Americas foremost Trompe l’oiel artists.

A distinguished group of art historians focuses in depth on the artist’s life and over fifty years of creating an impressive body of work consistent in quality and vision. Contributing writers are Dr. Thomas Folk, Dr. Carol Lowrey, Dr. Christine I. Oaklander, Carter Ratcliff, Dr. Michael W. Schantz and Dr. Louis A. Zona.

Mr. Erbe personally devotes one chapter of this 11 chapter book on the technical aspects associated with painting including how to prepare canvas like the old masters, special formula for the oil medium he uses, the proper varnish to use and the palette.

This first edition book is limited in numbers and a must for art lovers and students of all ages.

Available for Purchase. Signed copy-$125.00
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Contact: Gary Erbe



2016, The Heckscher Museum of Art
Huntington, New York




2015, The Baum School of Art
Allentown, PA


2015, Canton Museum of Art, OH


Gary T. Erbe: 40 Year Retrospective
2009 -Albuquergue Museum, NM
Salmagundi Club, NYC
The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
Boca Raton Museum, FL


1976, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

1976, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ


1978, General Electric World Headquarters, CT

1979, The Bergen Museum, NJ


1982, The Alexander Gallery, NYC


1983, The New Jersey State Museum


1985, The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
1985, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, PA

1985, The Alexander Gallery, NYC


1988, The Montclair Art Museum, NJ
1988, The Canton Art Institute, OH
1988, The Westmoreland Museum of Art, PA

1988, The Woodmere Art Museum, PA


1995, The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
1995, The New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
1995, The James A. Michener Art Museum, PA

1995, Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL


1998, ACA Galleries, NYC


1999, The Springfield Art Museum, MO
2000, The National Arts Club Grand Gallery, NYC