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Jon Corbino, whose artwork is at the Ringling Museum of Art, subject of new biography

Fame is fickle, and many fine artists, even some who gain a measure of recognition during their lifetimes, can sink into obscurity. Jon Corbino (1905-1964) fits into that category even though he was celebrated in his day and his paintings are in museum collections such as the Metropolitan and Whitney. And the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, where Corbino lived for the last nine years of his life and was a leading figure in the brief movement known as the Sarasota School during the late 1950s. Learn more about the artist in Corbino: From Rubens to Ringling, a new biography by Janis and Richard Londraville (SUNY Press, $29.95). And next time you're visiting the Ringling, check out Corbino's The Bathers in Gallery 21 next to Robert Henri's Salome.

Jon Corbino, whose artwork is at the Ringling Museum of Art, subject of new biography 04/20/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:30am]

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