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Gary Thomas Erbe, American Artist ( art: visiting)artist. Recipient Julius Hallgarten award National Academy of Design, 1975, 1st award Salmagundi Club, 1975, Noyes Museum, New Jersey, 1992, The Gilmore Romans Memorial award Allied Artists of America, 1993, The Stephan Hirsch Memorial award Audubon Artists, 1994.


Erbe, Gary Thomas was born on September 2, 1944 in Union City, New Jersey, United States. Son of Herman Charles and Florance (Bertone) Erbe.


Student public schools, Union City.


Artists New Jersey, Audubon Artists (Emily Lowe award 1991, Beatrice Jackson Humphreys Meml.


  • Achievements include development of contemporary approach to American Trompe l'oeil called Levitational Realism, extention of school to 3 dimensional compositions, oil on bronze.



Member Allied Artists American (Gold medal of honor 1975, 84, 91, John Young-Hunter Memorial award 1982, 85, Emily Lowe award 1989), Connecticut Academy Fine Arts, Associate Artists New Jersey, Audubon Artists (Emily Lowe award 1991, Beatrice Jackson Humphreys Memorial award 1992, Stephan Hirsch Memorial award 1994, gold medal of honor 1998, silver medal 2002), Allied Artists American (president since 1994), National Arts Club (New York City, 1st award 99th Annual Members Exhibition, Salzman award 100th Annual Members Exhibition 1998, National Midyear 1st place award Butler Institute American Art 2002, Art Medal for Life Achievement in the Arts, 2003), Artists Fellowship, Inc. (New York City, trustee since 1997), Trompe L'Oeil Society Artists.


Married Zeny Erbe; children: Kim, Chantell.

Herman Charles Erbe

Florance (Bertone) Erbe

Zeny Erbe

Kim Erbe

Chantell Erbe