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Serge Ernest Trubach


Serge Trubach (Ernest Sergi Trubach) was born in the Ukraine in 1907. 

As a young man he immigrated to the U.S. where he established his studio in New York City.  Awarded a scholarship, he studied at the National Academy of Design and later went on to further studies at the Cooper Union and Beaux- Art in New York. 

He was a member of the avant garde Secessionist Group along with Hans Hoffman, Wilem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky.

For several years during the depression Trubach painted murals and easel paintings as part of the WPA Federal Arts Project (including several federal buildings and a mural for the Central Park Police Station) and exhibited at the WPA Municipal Art Gallery. 

As a member of the Artist's Union he was a strong advocate for increased federal support for the arts.

Trubach exhibited at the prestigious at the National Academy in 1928 and 1929 and won prizes for both years at the N.A., and was awarded the Mooney Traveling Fellowship in 1929.

Exhibitions include:
1938  Carnegie Institute of Art
1938, 1946  Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Art
1939  Corcoran Gallery of Art
1939  New York World's Fair
1939  Golden Gate Exposition
1946  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
1946  Nierendorf Gallery
1946  Art of This Century Exhibition

Trubach works are represented in numerous private and public collections including The Biro-Bidjan Museum of Art (Russia): Hunter College Museum: Barnard College: Harvard College: Mt Morris Hospital, New York: Bolinas Museum of Art: Port Chester, New York Jr High School Collection: Theodore Roosevelt High School: (murals): Smithsonian.  

Artist's Union Group: Secessionist Group: Allied Artists of America: Rockport Artists Group: United American Artists: Relief Art Project (WPA).  

In his later years Trubach varied his style from experimenting with Modernist flat frontal design imagery to expressionist semi-abstract and non objective abstractions.