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Gary Dobry

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En Route a' Zami, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 40" X 40" © Gary Dobry
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Me & Dupree (Brothers from Other Mothers), 1-3/2015 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40" © Gary Dobry
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The Showdown (Life vs Death), 2015 Acrylic & Collage (boxing Poster) on Canvas 30 X 40 X 2 Inches © Gary Dobry
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Do the Math, 2014 Acrylic & Collage (boxing Poster) on Canvas 30 X 40 Inches
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For Whom the Bell Tolls, 2014 Acrylic & Collage (boxing Posters) on Linen 40 X 30 Inches © Gary Dobry
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Golden Boy, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 40 X 1 Inches © Gary Dobry
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'My Guardian Angel' (Protecting Me from the Vultures of Resignation), 6-7/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 34" X 28"
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'My Guardian Angel' (Protecting Me from the Vultures of Resignation) - detail pic, 6-7/2013 34 Acrylic on Canvas © Gary Dobry
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King of the World, 5-6/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 32" X 48" © Gary Dobry
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'All Fall Down' ('Ring Around The Rosie'), 5/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40" © Gary Dobry
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'All Fall Down' ('Ring Around The Rosie') - detail pic, 5/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40" © Gary Dobry
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The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes, 2-4/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 40" X 30" © Gary Dobry
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'The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes' (detail pic), 2-4/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 40" X 30" © Gary Dobry
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The Garden I Tend, 1-2/2012 Acrylic on Canvas 32" X 40"
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Nos Voix, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 34" X 50"
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Nos Voix, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 32" X 50"
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"Ducks In a Row" (In Memory of Ed Paschke), 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Rosy Crucifix, 3/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40" © Gary Dobry
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'Rosy Crucifix' (detail pic), 3/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 30" © Gary Dobry
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Kingdom Come, 2001 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 72"
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'Asi Te Amo' (Brendasita)/detail pic, 3-4/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 32" X 22" © Gary Dobry
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'Asi Te Amo' (Brendasita), 3-4/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 34"" X 22" (oval) © Gary Dobry
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study for painting, Brenda Venus, 2/2012 Pencil/paper 12" X 10" © Gary Dobry
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Birthday Girl (for Brenda), 2015 Pencil on Paper 11" X 8" © Gary Dobry
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study for painting, Brenda Venus, 2/2012 Pencil/paper 12"X 10" © Gary Dobry
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In Full Bloom, 2/2011 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40"
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True Love Ways, 2/2012 Acrylic and Lipstick on Canvas 14" X 18" © Gary Dobry
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Nexus Plexus (w/ Venus Rising), 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Our Corner (Where There is Always Someone There to Stop the Bleeding), 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 48"
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Where Angels Fear to Tread, 1999 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Little Devil, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 36"
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Kingdom Come, 2001 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 72"
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Libertie', 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Mia Madre, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 40" X 30"
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Charitable Donations, 2003 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Sacred Hearts, 2001 Acrylic on Canvas 26" X 26"
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Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Little Devil, 1999 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 48"
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Angelique, 1999 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Where Angels Fear to Tread, 2000 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 40"
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Rock 'em Sock 'em Elvis, 1992 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 36"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
Sorbonne, Paris, France, 2000, french
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Representing galleries
Packer Schopf Gallery - Chicago, Henry Boxer Gallery - England, Galerie L'Art Rien - Paris/France
Tags
figurative
Statement
Artist Biography:
Gary studied painting & drawing at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Il, USA and apprenticed as a painter under the late, great Ed Paschke and, a classmate of Paschke’s (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, class of ’57), “Bumble-Bee” Bob Novak.  Both Paschke & Novak studied @ SAIC under Isabelle MacKinnon, a student of Hans Hoffman. Gary earned a Diplome de Francaise from the Sorbonne, Universite’ de Paris , and a tattoo apprenticeship under Electric Art Tattoos' owner, Ernie Gonzales.
Gary is/has been represented by, or/and exhibited at; the Judy A Saslow Gallery in Chicago, Il, eklektikos Gallery in Washington DC, The Henry Boxer Gallery in England, Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, Galerie L'Art de Rein, Paris, France, Jack Olson Gallery @ Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois, L'Art Noir Gallery in New Orleans, La., Gallery Mornea in Evanston, Il, as well as exhibiting with Ed Paschke at the World Tattoo Gallery in Chicago, Il, with Andy Warhol at the Franklin Roosevelt Hotel in LA, California, with Leon Golub at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art in Chicago, Il & his work with Brenda Venus at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Il., and the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California.  Gary has been featured on PBS's Artbeat twice and has been interveiwed, or written about, in numerous magazines, newspapers  and TV shows including the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, Gallery Magazine, Current Affair, Danny Bonaduce Show and numerous others.
Gary owns a boxing gym in Crystal Lake, Il., USA. (http://www.pugsboxinggym.com)
Gary has 3 novels published to much critical acclaim, Kingdom Come, In Good Faith & En La Lona.
You can contact Gary via his website;  www.onthecanvas.com
or email him at: pugsgym@aol.com

 
Studied:
SAIC, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Il
Universite' de Paris, Sorbonne, Paris France
Painting apprenticeship w/ Ed Paschke
Painting apprenticeship w/ Bumble-Bee Bob Novak
Tattoo apprenticeship w/ Ernest Gonzales, Electric Art Tattoo

  Books:
2009, David Scott, Roger Conover The Art and Aesthetics of Boxing, U of Nebraska Press, 204 pages (color)
1997, George Plasketes Images of Elvis Presley in American Culture, 1977-1997: The Mystery Terrain, Haworth Press, Inc (color)


  Museums:
upon request,


  Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
selected exhibitions,
Jack Olson Gallery @ Northern Illinois University, "INKED" w/ Glen Davies, Michael Ferris Jr. & Mitch O'Connell, August, 2011
ZHOU B ART CENTER, Art Matrix Gallery, Chicago, Il, 2-Man show w/ Bumble-Bee Bob Novak, 2011
ZHOU B ART CENTER, Art Matrix Gallery, Chicago, Il, Solo Exhibition (Mentors), November 2010
Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, California, June, 2010 (Selected Works from 'Mentors' w/ Brenda Venus)
Galerie L'Art de Rien, Paris, France, December, 2009 - group show
L'Art Noir, New Orleans, 2007
eklektikos Gallery, Washington DC, 2001,one-man show
eklektikos Gallery, Washington DC, 2000, 3-man show
Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, Il.,2002
Mars Gallery. Chicago, Il, 2003, last 2-man show w/ Bumble-Bee Bob Novak
Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, Il, 2001, 3-man show w/ Eileen Doman & John Fuller
Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, Il, 2003
Gallery Mornea, Evanston, Il, 2004
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art, Chicago, Il., 2002, Artists for Peace 9/11 exhibition
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art w/ Leon Golub, Chicago, Il, 2003
Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, Il., 1999, group show
World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, 1992, w/ Ed Paschke
Franklin Roosevelt Hotel, LA, Ca., 1992, group show w/ Andy Warhol & others

          Dealers or Representatives:
to acquire a painting in the USA, contact Aron Packer c/o the Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, Il, aronpacker@earthlink.net
In Europe, contact Henry Boxer c/o the Henry Boxer Gallery, henryboxer@aol.com

Artist Statement:

you gotta paint a lot of bad paintings before you paint a good one. Listen to everyone but find your own voice. Spend as much time, if not more, living life so you have something to say in your work.  

Review of Artist's Work:
"Dobry is a Renaissance man of the 21st Century!",

Ed Paschke