Antoine Gaber’s Artwork Prof. Gregorio Luke

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Prof. Gregorio Luke

Director of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach California

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Poppies in the Garden 7

When I met Antoine Gaber and saw his work for the first time at the Florence Biennale 2005 his paintings of flowers impressed me, in particular a piece called, Poppies in the Garden 7, for its use of texture and its combination of color.

I enjoyed the wide range of blues and greens, the sparks of yellow, and the magnificent way he used his reds.

In addition of being an accomplished painter, Antoine Gaber is also a clinical researcher, who has dedicated most of his professional life to cancer research. He established the Antoine Gaber Cancer Foundation and has created several exhibits to benefit cancer research.

Though I admire Antoine’s philanthropic efforts, I believe his works do not need to be associated to a cause to be appreciated. They stand alone as a powerful affirmation that the pursuit of beauty is now more important than ever.

March 8th 2006

Gregorio Luke
Museum Director, MOLLA Museum California