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Carl Laubin’s Architectural Fantasies

While the subjects of his works are varied, Carl Laubin has become best known for his architectural paintings. Born in New York in 1947, he veered into architectural painting when he was taken on by the London office of Richard Dixon — now part of Dixon Jones, the firm responsible for, among other projects, the Royal Opera House and the redesign of Exhibition Road. With an eye for detail, he has completed capriccios displaying the total built corpus of Hawksmoor, Cockerell, and, most recently, Vanbrugh, while the National Trust also commissioned him to paint a capriccio of all the houses currently within their care.

More of his work can be viewed at the website of Plus One Gallery, and a book of his paintings has been published by Philip Wilson.

Carl Laubin, Cinquecentenario
oil on canvas, 46 x 80 in.

Carl Laubin, Vanbrugh’s Castles
oil on canvas, 48 x 78 in.

Carl Laubin, National Trust Capriccio
oil on canvas, 47¼ x 77½ in.

Carl Laubin, Palladius Britannicus
oil on canvas, 46 x 80 in.

Carl Laubin, Vanbrugh Fields
oil on canvas, 48 x 78 in.

Carl Laubin, A Different Perspective, Proposals for a new Cathedral and Baptistry by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor Respectively (unbuilt)
oil on canvas, 23½ x 17⅔ in.
This post was published on Sunday, August 5th, 2012 8:04 pm. It has been categorised under Architecture Art Featured and been tagged under , , .
Comments
  1. 23 August 2012
    3:04 pm

    One of my favorite artists! Some of his work is on display at Castle Howard where you can also see similar work by Felix Kelly including the murals in the Garden Room created for the ITV version of “Brideshead Revisited”.

  2. Valeria Kondratiev
    20 September 2012
    10:53 pm

    Beautiful! My favourite is “Vanbrugh’s Castles”

  3. David Hay
    25 October 2012
    11:23 pm

    What a feast of detail. Look for long at one of his works and you feel your passport ought to be stamped after such a journey across time and geography! I love his purely landscape paintings too, especially one of Blakeney Point which appears on his new website. For further journeys you can find it all here: http://www.carllaubin.com. Very well worth a look.

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