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Artistic Paths of Theodore Czebotar

November 5, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Gifts from the Theodore Czebotar Collection, LLC and the Kohler Foundation, Inc. have provided the artworks in this exhibition to be part of the Cedarburg Art Museum’s permanent collection. The Museum chose pieces by Theodore Czebotar (1915-1996) that are predominantly from the late 1930s and the 1940s. The artist’s Midwest surroundings, his family, and his peripatetic travels by rail to the West formed his earliest subjects. Later by the 1940s, modernist landscapes from his reclusive Hudson Valley home near Fishkill, NY became recurring subjects for Czebotar.  It is likely that many of these earlier works are being shown publicly for the first time, as they were among the multitude of unframed works found in the artist’s home and studio at the time of his death in 1996.

Gift from the Theodore Czebotar Collection, LLC and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.

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Theodore Czebotar, Untitled (siblings sleeping), n.d., oil on canvas, 22x28 inches, 

Gift of the Theodore Czebotar Collection, LLC and Kohler Foundation, Inc., 

Collection Cedarburg Art Museum.

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Theodore Czebotar, Untitled (red mill), 1937, oil on board, 15x20 inches,

Gift of the Theodore Czebotar Collection, LLC and Kohler Foundation, Inc., 

Collection Cedarburg Art Museum.