Notable Norman Carlberg

Brooke Friedman

The November 16th art auction provides an exciting opportunity to present a number of works in a variety of media from famed local artist, Norman K. Carlberg. Carlberg was a noted sculptor, photographer and printmaker, as well as the director of the Maryland Institute College of Art Rinehart School of Sculpture for nearly four decades. His art is representative of the movement known as “Modular Constructivism,” with his sculptures and prints consisting of the repetition of a basic shape mostly geometric and combined with precision.

The five pieces, from the collection of a private collector in Rehoboth Beach, DE, demonstrate the breadth of Carlberg’s skill as an artist.

Lot 1062: Norman Carlberg. “Storm” Diptych

1062a: Norman Carlberg. Falling Petals Still Life

1062b: Attb. Norman Carlberg. Orange Still Life

1063: Norman Carlberg. “Stormy, Stormy Night”

1063a: Norman Carlberg. Untitled Modular Sculpture

The highlight of the collection is lot 1063a, an untitled, modular sculpture, which is the perfect example of Carlberg’s sculptural work.  The piece, at a towering 81” high is both formidable and impressive.

The artist’s sculptures can be found in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Art and Architecture Gallery at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Don’t miss the opportunity to add a Norman Carlberg to your collection. To see the entire November 16th catalog click here.

Kathleen Hamill
Director, Modern & Contemporary Art
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