John Laub

Representational artist John Laub was known for his dynamic landscapes, streetscapes, and figurative work. Primarily painting en plein air, Laub would bring his large, rolled canvases and artist tools whenever the scenery called him, whether it be Fire Island, New York; Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; or New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Characterized by expressive, bold brushstrokes and intense color, his detailed compositions allow the viewer to meditate on nature. “Photographs, those demonic artifacts of reality, cannot touch what the late painter John Laub touched with his thick brushstrokes, his hand moving like dappled light across all that linen, in all that plein air,” said one writer.