Artist Biography

Paul Riba was one of the foremost painters of Magic Realism. He explored the unreal juxtaposition of objects with his own touch of exacting realism. He spoke of his work as “invitations to pause and enjoy.” Riba was born in Ohio and received his professional training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA and graduated with highest honors from the Cleveland Institute of Art where he taught for fourteen years. He was a member of Artist Guild of Palm Beach Art Institute. He worked as mural painter, advertising illustrator and instructor. Riba did many exhibitions including the Cleveland Museum of Art (permanently represented); National Academy of Design; Carnegie Institute; Illinois State Museum (permanently represented); Ohio State Capitol (permanently represented); Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC; White House, Washington, DC; Cincinnati Art Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio did a retrospective of his work in 2000. He also won many awards and honors including a Fellow of The Royal Society of Art in London.

Painting Features

Artist First Name Paul
Artist Last Name Riba
Artist's Dates 1912-1977
Materials oil on board, hand carved frame.
Markings signed lower left
Size 16 1/2” x 24”
Price contact gallery
Comments Hand carved frame. The painting is in excellent condition.