PAINTINGS

"Man of Destiny"

c. 1975

(Pastel, 42 x 64 in.)

(Pastel, 42 x 64 in.)

"My great love for the horse dates back to my earliest childhood days on a farm in Riedlingsdorf, Austria with an abundance of animals and birds and all of nature's other wonders.    I shall always remember a specific experience, when I was barely three years old, while playing, I put my arms around a white rocking horse, and at that instant, I felt a strong sense of security.  That moment was the beginning of my love for the horse."  GUSTAV REHBERGER     Read more

"Apprehension"

c. 1960

(Oil, 24 x 36 in.)

(Oil, 24 x 36 in.)

c. 1960

"Max"

Oil (Commission)

c. 1964 

 

"Carnegie Hall"

(Oil, 56 x 56 in.)

(Oil, 56 x 56 in.)

 

1965

"Vortex"

(Tusche, 20 x 30 in.)

(Tusche, 20 x 30 in.)

1966

"Adirondacks"

 
 
 

1970

"Apocalyptic Horses"

(Oil, 26 x 42 in.)

1971

"Elysium II"

(Oil, 23 x 32 in.)

1974-77

 

"GENESIS" Series

 

1976

 

"Stravinsky's Firebird"

(Mixed Media, 6 x 6 in.)

“I believe my work is the result of an intensified experience.”   GUSTAV REHBERGER

 

1979

 

"Beethoven"

(Pastel, 20 x 16 in.)

 

1977

 

"Beethoven"

Painted for The Beethoven Society (Oil on Canvas, 24 x 20 in.)

 

1980

"Reclining Nude" 

Collection of The Art Students League of New York. (Pastel, 26 x 40 in.)

Collection of The Art Students League of New York. (Pastel, 26 x 40 in.)

1980

"Nude Reclining"

(Pastel)

1982

"Bagatelle - Beethoven"

 

(Oil, 14 x 11 in.)

 

1983

"Penultimate"

 

(Pastel, 11 x 14 in.)

“I am not a picture maker.  I cannot sit still for merely copying a person or object put in front of me.”   GUSTAV REHBERGER

 
 

1983

"Contemplation"

 

(Pastel, 39 x 29 in.)

“I do not merely paint a picture, I build it into a lasting structure.”  GUSTAV REHBERGER

 

1984

"Monarch of the Mountains"

 
(Pastel, 25 x 35 in.)

(Pastel, 25 x 35 in.)

 
 

“The horse is tortured yet it’s valiant.  It’s not giving up it’s fighting to the bitter end.  So, in fact all my horses are in some kind of trouble…but never beyond hope.  There’s always hope.”  GUSTAV REHBERGER

1985

"Rearing Horse"

 

(Watercolor, Gouache, 8 x 8 in.)

 
 

"Horse in a Storm"

 

(Watercolor, Gouache, 10 x 9 in.)

 
 

"Horses in a Storm"

 
(Watercolor, Gouache, 10 x 9 in.)

(Watercolor, Gouache, 10 x 9 in.)

 
 

"The Prophet"

 

(Pastel, 14 x 11 in.)

“Uplift the Human Spirit.”  GUSTAV REHBERGER

 
 

"Wild Spirit"

 
(Oil on Canvas, 34 x 48 in.)

(Oil on Canvas, 34 x 48 in.)

 
 

"Approaching Storm"

 

(Pastel, 64 x 43 in.)

1985 Pastel Society of America Popular Vote Award

 

1986

"Eternity"

(Oil on Canvas, 25 x 35 in.)

(Oil on Canvas, 25 x 35 in.)

“Worthwhile art is never achieved by sheer accident.”   GUSTAV REHBERGER

1986

"Rousing Spirit"

 

(Mixed Media, 10 x 8 in.

 

1987

"Apocalyptic Horses"

(Mixed Media, 7 x 12 in.)

(Mixed Media, 7 x 12 in.)

1988

"APOCALYPTIC HORSES IV"

(Mixed Media, 11 x 14 in.)

1988

"Raging Elements of the Sea & Sky"

(Oil on Gesso Board, 32 x 48 in.)

(Oil on Gesso Board, 32 x 48 in.)

“A picture that fights back, has a punch.  It has conviction.  It must penetrate your soul and heart…or you will tire of it.” 

GUSTAV REHBERGER.

1990

"A Day in the Country"

(Casein on Gesso Board, 27 x 41 in.)

(Casein on Gesso Board, 27 x 41 in.)

1992

"Awakening"

 

(Casein on Paper, 22 x 15 in.)

 

1993

"Infinity"

(Casein on Paper, 16 x 24 in.)

(Casein on Paper, 16 x 24 in.)