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  • Jim Rabby

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    Art Brokerage: Jim Rabby American Artist: Jim Rabby has developed a style that embodies his personality and the response to his paintings has been as positive as the man painting them. I picture myself like a race car, going down a winding road as fast as I can go, he says of his painting process. it's an adventure, trusting trust. I hang on and have a great time. The painting just races along it's simply synaptic and calling for what it's calling for, certainly faster than I can think. At the age of nine months, Rabby contracted polio. Rabby considers it the single, most powerful, positive event in his life. Raised in Houston, Texas, Jim's incredibly formative time as a youth was spent in and out of charity hospitals. Rabby had operations all through the fifties: the drugs given with those operations had a deep influence. Jim started painting in the back room of his parents' art supply and frame shop. At the age of nine, Jim had a profound vision that he was a sculptor who was going to be painting. Jim felt that if he gave it everything he could possibly muster, every resource, he could accomplish doing some really great art work. Rabby studied economics at the University of Houston, painting to put himself through school. Inspired by Picasso whom Jim believes lived in voracious curiosity; Jim experimented with many styles and mediums, from painting exotic dancers on stage to portraying sporting events. His reputation grew and soon his work was exhibited in major museums and corporate headquarters throughout the country, such as IBM, Honeywell, General Motors and Coca-Cola. Lyndon Johnson, whom Jim spent a day with in 1972, joined his list of private collectors, which also includes Johnny Carson, Jimmy Connors and H.L. Hunt among others. In the early seventies Jim opened The Westheimer Gallery. Rabby exhibited his work exclusively and painted in his studio on the third floor. Rabby also maintained a studio in beautiful San Miguel de Allende. Rabby painted voraciously in both of his studios. At once outrageous, insightful, playful, thoughtful, creative, passionate, original, imaginative, unassuming, resourceful, courageous and charming, it is no wonder Jim Rabby has captured the hearts of collectors throughout the world. Listings wanted.

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Kisses in the Breeze 2008 22x24 Original Painting - Jim Rabby

Jim Rabby

Kisses in the Breeze 2008 22x24

Original Painting: Oil on Canvas, Hand Signed

Size: 12x14 in  | 30x36 cm
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Springs Caress 2003 49x29 - Huge Original Painting - Jim Rabby

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Springs Caress 2003 49x29 - Huge

Original Painting: Pallate Knife Oil on Linen, Hand Signed

Size: 36x16 in  | 91x41 cm
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Owl 1972 14x17 Original Painting - Jim Rabby

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Owl 1972 14x17

Original Painting: Acrylic on Canvas, Hand Signed

Size: 9x12 in  | 23x30 cm
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Untitled Painting  29x35 Original Painting - Jim Rabby

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Untitled Painting 29x35

Original Painting: Acrylic on Canvas, Hand Signed

Size: 18x24 in  | 44x60 cm
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Untitled Painting 36x35 Huge Original Painting - Jim Rabby

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Untitled Painting 36x35 Huge

Original Painting: Oil on Canvas, Hand Signed

Size: 29x28 in  | 73x71 cm
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Whooping It Up 1987 38x36 Original Painting - Jim Rabby

Jim Rabby

Whooping It Up 1987 38x36

Original Painting: Oil on Canvas, Hand Signed

Size: 30x28 in  | 76x71 cm
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Rookery 1977 18x22 Original Painting - Jim Rabby

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Rookery 1977 18x22

Original Painting: Oil on Canvas, Hand Signed

Size: 18x22 in  | 46x56 cm
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This Looks Like a Girl Owl to Me 1972 17x21 Original Painting - Jim Rabby

Jim Rabby

This Looks Like a Girl Owl to Me 1972 17x21

Original Painting: Acrylic on Canvas, Hand Signed

Size: 14x10 in  | 36x25 cm
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Fabric of My Life 1988 40x36 Huge Original Painting - Jim Rabby

Jim Rabby

Fabric of My Life 1988 40x36 Huge

Original Painting: Palette Knife Oil on Linen, Hand Signed, Oriiginal

Size: 40x36 in  | 102x91 cm
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Exploring Cozumel 1976 24x24 Original Painting - Jim Rabby

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Exploring Cozumel 1976 24x24

Original Painting: Oil on Canvas, Hand Signed

Size: 24x24 in  | 61x61 cm
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13 Hours Out of LA Limited Edition Print - Jim Rabby

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13 Hours Out of LA

Limited Edition Print: Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas, Hand Signed, From the Edition of 70

Size: 29x39 in  | 74x99 cm
Framed Limited Edition Embellished Giclee on Canvas $2,995
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