Stephen Gilbert : 1910 - 2007
Born in Fife -
During the war he was a member of the Irish group 'White Stag Group' .
According to Willemijn Stokvis' recent masterpiece on Cobra he painted most of his Cobra paintings during the war.
These paintings and drawings consist of a mythical world of bird-insects, skull-butterflies, Jumpin-jack-insects and other strange creatures.
I see some of these figures being close to some of the fantasy figures in Carl-Henning Pedersens early drawings and paintings, only close, as Cobra embraced wide.
He exhibited in
This contact had a great impact on Gilbert, he saw that he was close related to these people in his art.
He was very involved in the 'Bregnerod congress', visited Svanberg in
After this meeting with Cobra his style changed to a more abstract style, as shown on the cover of 'CobraBibliotheket' volume 10 from 1950, see further down.
Stephen Gilbert on Wikipeda
About other Cobra artists
C. O. Hultén
Max Walter Svanberg
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Cover of Cobra Bibliotheket
vol. 10 - 1950