Surmrit Gallery of Art & Design

Louis Ebarb

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Represented by Surmrit Gallery of Art and Design from 2011-15

Louis Ebarb, a product of Brooklyn, New York and a member of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb, Louisiana, the painter Louis Ebarb draws on his complex mix of cultures to create his images.

Working as an Abstract Expressionist in the 1960s, he studied painting at Pratt Institute where his style reflected the emerging Minimalist Movement.

In 1988, Mr. Ebarb incorporated his training in abstract art with the concepts of the American Realists of the early twentieth century and began to document his experiences and time through his unique rendition of Urban Realism. While the earlier American realists encountered their images as newspaper artists, Mr. Ebarb established his style through the lens of his still and video cameras.