GISELA FABIAN 1943-2004

Gisela Fabian was born in Hamburg, Germany. She is an established  naive painter and print maker. Naive art is also called modern primitive painting or folk art. Its practitioners work in a style that combines bright colors; mystical, whimsical or playful subject matter; and forms rendered in a deliberately unschooled or childlike manner. The classification developed after World War II in France.

In 1970 her journey of self-discovery took her to Haití, where she developed an affinity with naive art. She has since become a pioneer in modern primitive painting.  Her paintings depict a pure vision of innocence as seen through the eyes of a child.  She is self-taught.

Fabian lived in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead, Calif. Her work has been included in numerous publications. Along with private collections, her paintings are found in the permanent holdings of the Musée d'Art Naif in Paris, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Riverside Art Museum.Her work also toured for two years with paintings from the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City.

Painting in the Permanent Collection:


Autumn Dance
Unsigned
Oil, 16” x 20”, dated 1974
1998 gift of the artist




  





Museum Closure

 To cooperate with the nationwide response to COVID-19, CCMA is closed to the public until May 31, 2020 unless an "all clear" is given earlier.
Beginning April 1, 2020 please direct museum inquiries to CCMA board chairman Nancy DeDiemar (nancy91762@gmail.com)
or 909-214-3459.

CCMA is continuing to accept applications for Art at Airport while closed.
 
Check here or on our Facebook page for updates to this notice.

 Events at the Museum

The April Artist Reception
has been cancelled.


 Art at Airport

CCMA is managing the public art program at  Ontario International Airport. Exhibits featuring the art of 20 regional artists may be seen in the passenger arrival/departure area of Terminals 2 and 4.

Visual artists interested in participating in the  program can click on the EXHIBIT tab above for more information and the application form. CCMA is accepting artist applications during the museum closure period.


Life Drawing Session at CCMA
Postponed Until Further Notice

Live model
Sessions are the third Thursday of the month
10 am to 3 pm
$15 -- open to all


 Open Studio at CCMA
Postponed Until Further Notice

Fridays from 11 am – 3 pm
Where artists meet to create and share their artwork in an unstructured environment.

Open Studio at CCMA is a place for artists to come together and create art in the presence of other artists. It is intended to foster creativity, exchange, conversation, encouragement and freedom of artistic expression. All artists are welcome and invited to participate. Every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm at the museum.


CCMA in the News

Ontario Connects

View highlights of Sheets, Sheets & Caughman CCMA/OMHA exhibition
Art for Living and Living for Art
by clicking on the title

Joe Blackstock

Inland Valley historian Joe Blackstock visits CCMA to view the nine paintings of the Barbara Line Memorial Collection. Click here to view article.

 IEShineOn.com
 IEShineOn, an online source for events and activities in the Inland Empire, featured CCMA. To view the article, click here.

Suzanne Sproul

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist Suzanne Sproul reports on the Sheets, Sheets & Caughman exhibit Art for Living and Living for Art. To view the article, click here. Read about CCMA's 75th anniversary in 2016 by clicking here. 

David Allen
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen visits CCMA's outdoor sculpture at the front of the museum. The sculpture was created by Fullmer Construction superintendent Gary Rue entirely from materials leftover from construction the parking lot next door. Click here to see a photo and read David's blog.

Trevor Summons

Click here  or click here to read about CCMA
in Trevor Summon's column

Foothills Reader

Click here to read about CCMA
in the Foothills Reader


217 S. Lemon Ave
Ontario, CA 91761-1623
909.463.3733
info@chaffeymuseum.org

Free Admission
Thursday through Sunday
noon — 4:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

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