Probst Oil Painting 1

Oil Painting by Joachim Probst – “Motif” From His Campbell Series #14

Fantastic Oil Painting by well listed artist Joachim Probst (1913 – 1980, New York) | Oil on Lacquered Canvas | From the Campbell Series | Titled by Artist “Motif” | Hand Signed and dated on verso by artist “Probst 1970 Campbell Series #14″ | Wood frame also signed by artist Joachim Probst 1970, 14 | Housed in beautiful gold wood frame | Very Good condition | Work measures 17″ x 17″ | Frame measures 23″ x 23”.

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  • Fantastic Oil Painting by well listed artist Joachim Probst (1913 – 1980, New York) | Oil on Lacquered Canvas | From the Campbell Series | Titled by Artist “Motif” | Hand Signed and dated on verso by artist “Probst 1970 Campbell Series #14″ | Wood frame also signed by artist Joachim Probst 1970, 14 | Housed in beautiful gold wood frame | Very Good condition | Work measures 17″ x 17″ | Frame measures 23″ x 23”.

    Biography of Joachim Probst (from RoGallery.com):
    I was born September 1, 1913, in New York City. Self-taught. Through my endeavor to seek self-esteem, I became a misanthrope with a firm hand on delusion. This brilliance soon introduced me into poverty, and with so fearful a future granted me, I coined and struck this phrase, ‘Art is the stand against decay.’ And with this in mind, I entered my paradise of immortality. And with this paradise came my hell. And in hell I called on Satan.

    Joachim Probst is one of the few contemporary artists who has recklessly committed himself to deal with the ultimate symbols themselves; the Christ, the Mother, King David…and Ahab. These are some of the figures he dares to paint.

    “Christ painter, go away,” was the epithet hurled at Probst by some of the Greenwich Village habitues who paint. Our Cathedral church again pushes the lesser over and makes room for the Christ painter who uses the contemporary idiom that few others can handle with any but non-objective work. This artist with unique defining power comes among us. His Christ will cause many of us to tremble as we are confronted by Him.

    O noble Son of God?’Consider my madness.?I am a lunatic without an asylum,? Even a cripple without a crutch,? Surely the angels must weep for me.’

    I feared, I trembled, and I painted. I stood in dark places (clothed in black) calling, ‘Would’st that I could take a sure step in a sure direction.’ Alas, Satan spoke. ‘God thou shalt never know, guilt is thy name. Art thou shalt have, best be thy lot an instrument to uphold the faith, Art thou shalt have. Sing thee Christ forever. Will is woe, woe is thy will, change “me” to “I,” brevity is thy purity—Seek the pact, turn not from gloomy madness. Despair is thy mother.'”—From an article in Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, University of Illinois, 1959.

    Auction statistics for Joachim Probst (via Artprice.com)
    Upcoming and past 23
    High auction price $3,840
    High auction price date 7/11/2006
    High price / sq. inch $3
    High price / sq. inch date 7/11/2006

  • Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    23"

    Width

    23"

    Depth

    1.5"

    Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    23"

    Width

    23"

    Depth

    1.5"

    Artist / Maker

    Joachim Probst

    Date

    1970, 20th Century

    Frame

    Yes

    Kind

    Paintings

    Medium

    Oil

    Origin

    American

    Other

    Signed

    Size

    M (up to 30 in.)

    Style

    Abstract, Expressionism, Impressionism

    Subject

    Contemporary, Expressionism, Post-Impressionsim, Religious, Visionary Expression

    Support

    Canvas

    Title

    Motif #14 from Campbell Series