The Liberace Family

Image details (from left to right): Pelican in Indigo by Ava Liberace, Smile! by Celia Liberace, Carrot by Lina Liberace, and Illuminate by Robert Liberace.

Most of you already know world renowned figure painter, Robert Liberace, but only some of you may know that Rob isn’t the only artist in the family. Within the Liberace family, the art gene is profound. We’re honored to have the opportunity to also show work from Rob’s wife Lina, and two daughters, Celia and Ava. Today, we’re going to introduce you to this incredibly talented family.

Robert Liberace

Robert Liberace’s work is motivated by centuries of knowledge and skill exemplified by the great masters. He aims to combine his fascination with technique, anatomy, and art history to produce work in a variety of disciplines such as drawing, watercolor, sculpture, and painting. Liberace earned his BFA and MFA from George Washington University where he originally attended school on a baseball scholarship, and later with art scholarships from the National Society of Arts and Letters.

Robert Liberace “Rivals” 12×9, oil on panel

He is well known for the draftsmanship and movement of his figure work. The Art Renewal Center selected the artist as a “Living Master,” and he’s an honorary member of the American China Oil Painting Artists League. Liberace is a visiting instructor at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, where he demonstrates old masters’ techniques. He is very well known for his inspiring and informative teaching style. Liberace is an instructor at The Art League of Virginia and holds workshops throughout the United States as well as abroad. He regularly tours his students through the great museums of Europe, garnering from his extensive knowledge of the old European masters.

We currently have one painting by Robert Liberace on display as a part of our Annual Small Works Group Exhibition. Click here to view the exhibition catalogue (if you’re on a mobile device click here for the best viewing experience). Pricing can be found in the catalogue and email info@principlegallery.com with any questions.

** “Illuminate” by Robert has sold, the remaining three paintings in this post are still available. **

Lina Liberace

Lina Liberace (formerly Lina Chesak) is an illustrator and fine artist. She grew up in a large artistic family in Rensselaer, Indiana, and graduated from Saint Joseph’s College with a degree in marketing and art. She moved to Washington D.C. where she worked several years at “Arts and Words” Graphic Design before embarking on a full-time career as an illustrator, working for a variety of clients including National Geographic, The Smithsonian, Scholastic, and America Airlines.

Lina has illustrated books such as, Polly Hopper’s Pouch written by Louise Rampersaud for Dutton, and Charlie Muffin’s Miracle Mouse written by Dick King-Smith for Crown Publishers. Her “Shepherd” Humpty Dumpty illustration is part of The Society of Illustrators’ exhibition and permanent collection, Women Illustrators, Past and Present. Lina has received awards from The Society of Illustrators and The Illustrator’s Club of Washington. In 2002, she was one of eight SJC alumni selected to represent her alma mater in a publication called Success.

We currently have two paintings by Lina Liberace on display as a part of our Annual Small Works Group Exhibition. Click here to view the exhibition catalogue (if you’re on a mobile device click here for the best viewing experience). Pricing can be found in the catalogue and email info@principlegallery.com with any questions.

** “Spoon on Orange Ribbon” has sold, the remaining five paintings in this post are still available. **

Celia Liberace

Celia Liberace is a 20-year-old artist living and studying in New York City. She is currently completing her BFA at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan. Her work represents an amalgamation of both traditional representation and the modern interpretations of contemporary life. She often references portraiture and the human form to communicate topics regarding femininity, mental illness, sustainability, and self-actualization. Celia’s work has been featured in Sotheby’s and Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Southern Atelier in Florida, Principle Gallery in Virginia, among other galleries throughout the United States. 

We currently have two works by Celia Liberace on display as a part of our Annual Small Works Group Exhibition. Click here to view the exhibition catalogue (if you’re on a mobile device click here for the best viewing experience). Pricing can be found in the catalogue and email info@principlegallery.com with any questions.

** “Smile!” by Celia has sold, but the two pieces above are still available. **

Ava Liberace

Ava Liberace is 17 years old, exploring many interests with a special admiration for art. She has experimented with various mediums until finding the beauty in emphasizing details within her pencil drawings. Extracting inspiration from her family, environment, and old master painters, she takes great care with each minuscule line and cross-hatch, all playing a significant role in the final work. She also allows her environment to heavily influence the direction of her work, re-enforcing the importance of observation and perspective. With every week she’s consistently learned from others in all media to inform her own artistic expression. She looks forward to finding opportunities to devote herself to a future of art, hoping to utilize her platform to communicate greater change within society and the environment.

“Joseph in Ultramarine” by Ava Liberace

Ava Liberace has been drawing for most of her life. Under her fathers tutu lodge, a workshop with The Vosler Young Artists Studio, and studying with The Barbie method; her skills have quickly developed.

** Ava Liberace gave us two drawings for our Annual Small Works Exhibition and both have sold. **

Happy Holidays from your friends at Principle Gallery!

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