Liz Gribin was born in London, but she and her family fled to the United States just as World War II broke out. Even as a child she knew that she was going to be a painter. She earned a fine arts degree from Boston University, where she studied with David Aronson, and later with Paul Wood in his Long Island studio. Liz now lives and works near Boston; her work is in many important private and corporate collections here and abroad. Exhibiting nationally for over twenty-five years, she has won numerous prizes, including the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Advancing the Arts on Long Island and the President’s Award from the National Arts Club.
Noted painter and printmaker Will Barnet has said,
“A love of painting is immediately revealed in the work of Liz Gribin…she creates a poetic atmosphere and a sensitive and refreshing rendering of the figure which is rare today. Elegant abstraction lends a sense of structure to the relationship of figure to background and gives solidity to these sometimes fragile ‘out of the air’ images.”
Liz herself says,
“The human figure is the theme of my art. My work is classical in spirit, but handled in contemporary terms. A personal expression of my own feelings, it is a result of first-hand human experience and emotional trials…I combine abstract and figurative elements in my paintings, which allows me to free myself from the conventional.”