Artist Elizabeth Gibbons - Childhood


Since childhood I have been surrounded by art and influenced by art history. My parents were both professors of Italian Renaissance Art History, my father at Princeton University and my mother at Vassar College.  Our family traveled extensively throughout Europe, visiting museums and churches and often lived for a year at a time in Italy.  Much of my infancy was spent in Venice where I learned to walk.  My early and constant exposure to art, travels with my family and my father's struggle with manic-depressive illness set the stage for what would later become a fascination with surrealism, symbolism and the use of decorative and reflective materials in my own art.

elizabeth gibbons learns to walk
Elizabeth learning to walk in Venice.
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