A Collection of Works by Arnold Arbeit

A collection of oil on canvas abstract and landscape paintings mostly created in the 1960s by New Yorker Arnold Alvin Arbeit will be on display in the Oresman Gallery on behalf of his granddaughter Rachel Arbeit.


His media primarily consists of oil on canvas landscape and abstract paintings, but he has also created watercolor paintings, charcoal drawings, sculptures, pins and cufflinks. 


Notes from the artist reflect his thoughts on art, in general. 


“Someone said that Art is the only means upon which man transcends himself beyond his limitations. It is in this area that man can create a non-existing, non-materialistic entity. Their true creativity is an artistic effort. There is none else.” And he also mentions thoughts on his specific style. He writes, “To achieve a cloudburst, to find the answer to a superior force, to indicate the energy bursting within matter. This inundating form I should like to achieve – nothing more, to show the potential explosive force of common forms.”


More information is available at ArnoldArbeit.com. The exhibit will run from Wednesday, January 4th to Monday, January 30th at the Larchmont Public Library Oresman Gallery, 121 Larchmont Ave. A reception will be held on Friday, January 6th from 2-4pm.


Contact Auriyanna Melendez at 914-834-2281 x116 or email at amelendez@larchmontlibrary.org if you are interested in becoming an exhibitor.