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Robert Fabe Ink Wash Painting of Abstract Architectural Scene

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Robert Fabe (Ohio/Illinois; 1917-2004)
Untitled, circa 1953
Ink wash and gouache painting on paper
Signed “Robert Fabe” to the lower right
Inscribed to the verso

Deaccessioned from the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Collection. Proceeds to benefit future student programs. Founded in 1869, The Art Academy of Cincinnati is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year through the sale of limited works in the Collection.

Robert Fabe was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1917. At a very young age, he and his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. His father, also a talented artist, encouraged Fabe at the age of seven to pursue his passion. As a notable young artist, Fabe graduated from Withrow High School and received a two year scholarship to attend the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In the late 1930s, he received a scholarship to the Art Student’s League in New York City. Soon after, he was drafted into the United States Army, where he served for five years. Discharged in 1958, Fabe began teaching at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning where he stayed until 1987.


- to fair; minor wear throughout the frame; overall warping, minor toning and large stain to the upper area of the composition.


19.25" W x 23.25" H x 0.5" D

- measures the frame; sight size 12.5" W x 17" H.

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