Seymour Tubis (1913-1993)


Seymour Tubis (1913-1993). Portrait of Man with Crown, c.1960. Mixed media on paper mounted to illustration board measures 16 x 20 inches; 18 x 22 inches framed. Signed lower left. Excellent condition with no damage or restoration.



Seymour Tubis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1919. He is known for his abstract, modernist paintings and sculpture work.

Tubis studied at the Temple University Museum School of Art, the Art Students League in New York City with George Braque, and at the Academie Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France, as well as at the Instituto d’ Arte in Florence, Italy. He also spent time studying with renowned artist Hans Hoffman.

After his initial studies he eventually settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he became very active in the printmaking business. Tubis was a lifetime member of the Art Students League in New York, the Society of American Graphic Artists, and the Santa Fe Designer & Craftsmen Club.

His works have been exhibited at the Art Students League in New York, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the National Exhibition of Prints, Drawings & Watercolors at the Museum of Modern Art, The Traveling Exhibit of American Prints at the Royal Society of Art in London, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe. He was a top award winner in many of the venues in which his works have been exhibited.

Tubis has works in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress, The Society of American Graphic Artists in New York, Pennsylvania State College, and the University of Alberta, Canada, to name a few.

He was an instructor, and ultimately Chairman of the Fine Arts Department, at the Institute of American Indian Arts. From 1959-62 he was an artist/designer for the New York Times. Tubis died in 1993.