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jjarmstr
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USA
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Posted - Jul 12 2013 :  18:31:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joachim Probst (1913 - 1980) a self-taught Greenwhich Village artist had many exhibitions during the 1960's. †He produced an estimated 1000 oils and 4000 drawings, but I doubt many of those on this forum have ever heard of him. †My guess is that he is little known, not because of his talent as an artist, but because of the subject matter he was obsessed by -- Christ. †He was well collected by Hollywood types and had representation in both New York and Los Angeles -- yet virtually unknown today. His 100th birthday is latter this fall and it would certainly be nice if there is a New York gallery owner or curator among the followers of this forum who would be interested in a pursuing the "resurrection" of Joachim Probst (please don't be offended by that - it fits.) †If interested, I have several contacts of people who knew him, printed material of previous exhibits, articles, even a video and access to some of his art. †I will add a couple of examples of his work shortly. I doubt anything will come of this post, but I thought it worth the try.†

Sample drawings.

http://flic.kr/p/e7PX1f
http://flic.kr/p/e7Pqbf
http://flic.kr/p/eLZBnu


Edited by - jjarmstr on Jul 12 2013 19:07:48

pfbnantes
Senior Member

France
536 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2013 :  01:58:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hello bonjour
interesting artist not totally unknown
http://www.askart.com/askart/p/joachim_probst/joachim_probst.aspx

good luck for yr crusade
pfb
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pfbnantes
Senior Member

France
536 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2013 :  03:04:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
just a question ..
do you know if joachim Probst had any contact with the french painter
georges Rouault ( 1871-1958 ) because his influence seems evident ?
https://www.google.fr/search?q=georges+Rouault&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=NgnhUda_Geed0AWGgoHADg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1240&bih=570
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jjarmstr
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USA
8 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2013 :  05:25:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't believe they ever met in person while Probst was developing his style in the 40's & 50's though I can see the influence. †Probst said that he was haunted by Rembtandt.

A few ink washes:
http://flic.kr/p/eLXH2C
http://flic.kr/p/eLY8gC
http://flic.kr/p/eLLMAc

The collection can be seen at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/94583432@N06/page1/††

A description of his work:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/94583432@N06/8609773890/in/photostream/
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pfbnantes
Senior Member

France
536 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2013 :  16:12:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
it's funny to see that all the expert stars of this forum have clearly no opinon on the works of an authentic artist . what's the reason of this silence ... a lack of interest in art in general ? that's no value on the market ? I'm not concerned by this guy and prefer to spend hours on a billy's treasure bought for 50 cts and put in sale on ebay in the minute for 500 usd as soon as he's got the name of the artist and his potential value ....
funny forum where it's seem more important to find the name and value
of a bad painting than to have an opinion on a real artist !!!
pfb
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Merray
Gold Member

Canada
1384 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2013 :  17:47:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is really funny here is the fact that you pfb have a problem with it. :)
As that is what findartinfo site is primarily about - providing people with assistance on evaluating theirs works of art. That's what we actually pay subscription fees here for, supporting site's existence. I'm sure there are some other sites out there where art is discussed purely from academic perspective but even here no one I'm sure would have a problem with you expressing your opinion on "real artists" if you wish to do so. There is no crime in either.
But for whatever reason you prefer to speak here more about forum participants than art. :)
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jjarmstr
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USA
8 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2013 :  10:15:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
pfb, I wonder if you had heard of him prior to looking him up on AskArt? I missed out on a nice self-portrait on eBay as I didn't think it would be purchased at BIN so quickly. Nice to see it go, but unfortunately not to me. Not much activity from the posting - as expected. Maybe I'll need to put the collection away for a few more years.
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pfbnantes
Senior Member

France
536 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2013 :  16:07:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hello
first time after yr mail I saw his paintings I have never heard of him
remenber van gogh who has sold only one painting during his life ...sometimes it takes a long time to be reckonized as an important artist ... you can try on the german market ( berlin or munich ) more interested in expressionnism and specialy with religious background ( see schmidt- rottluff and die brucke movment ) or the swiss market
pfb
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pfbnantes
Senior Member

France
536 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2013 :  16:21:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hello
you can try with a friend in geneva marc gaudet blavignac who is an artist
and painter and have a painting gallery
http://www.artaujourdhui.info/g5780-galerie-marc-gaudet-blavignac.html
pfb

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jjarmstr
Starting Member

USA
8 Posts

Posted - Jul 10 2020 :  16:15:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, itís 7 years later ... and there is still little interest in Joachim Probst. There are a few sales on eBay and listings on Etsy, 1srDibs, etc. but there may be something in the wind#128522;. Iíve been contacted by a respected individual in the art community with an expressed interest in his art and relationships to New York abstract expressionists. Will this lead somewhere? We should know by the end of the year. I should have bought a Tesla!
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