Like his art, George Dunbar is a gift to the world of beauty he inhabits. Across the decades he has been in constant motion, and like the landscape he lives and works within, his work, his style, have ever ebbed and flowed in a myriad of directions. His works have been called sumptuous, vigorous, immaculate, and an effort toward perfection.
From the early days of Abstract Expressionism in New York, working with giants like Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, showing with the former, his body of work has run like a river through the varied series and mediums over time. The sculptural and gilded forms he is known for take on a refined ethos with a sublime weightiness and permanence. The precise, architectural, if not liturgical works of scale, from the “Coin” series, are both modern, and convey a profound history the viewer “knows”.