Los Angeles

Forrest Hibbits

Gallery De Silva

Hibbits is a widely known artist in Santa Barbara and Buellton, where his fame might be attributed to his popularization of modern art from 1905 to 1945. His work is by turns Cézannesque (Autumn Festival), Picassoesque Yellow Bird), and just plain picturesque. His approach in starting indicates semi-automatic methods in which the paint is free-falling and scrambled, then tied into decorative packages with figurative designs, usually pretty, which often are scrawled with scarcely any connection to the rest of the work. His pictures are sunny-bright, decorative, serving a need no doubt, but hardly a profound one.

Larry Rottersman