Carl Laubin

Capriccio painter awarded the Arthur Ross Prize for Fine Art 2017


Painter Carl Laubin has been awarded the Arthur Ross Prize for Fine Art 2017 by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Presented on 1 May in Manhattan, the prize acknowledges the ‘exquisite’ incorporation of classical elements in Laubin’s work.

Born in New York City and now based in the UK, Laubin studied architecture at Cornell University and worked for London architects including Jeremy Dixon before committing to painting full-time in 1988. He is best known for his capriccios — fantasies combining actual buildings, ruins and fictional touches — and in this way has painted works by Christopher Wren, Lutyens, Vanbrugh, and Hawksmoor. His most recent exhibition celebrated the Greek Revival buildings by Leo Von Klenze (1784-1864) who transformed Munich from a provincial town into a major cultural capital city.