I first met Lee at a painting class at Washington University in the late 1970’s. Those that attended this class were professional artist,mostly illustrators. Lee would usually pose the model. There was no teacher. In the 1980’s I enjoyed visiting his studio and he would visit my studio. Our studios were just a few miles from each other,his in Kirkwood MO. and mine in Glendale MO. I wanted to have a link to his work on the internet but couldn’t find anything on Lee’s paintings,just some Facebook pages of others named Lee Brubaker. I have scanned some images from my collection of printed tear sheets of Lee’s work and to include on this post. Lee died May 9.1992. I hope others that may see this post and knew Lee will add their memories to this post.
Lees paintings were amazing as were his preliminary pencil sketches.
Here is an excerpt from a promotional sheet from the May Gallery, Scottsdale,Arizona in his own words:
Describing his style as semi-impressionistic, Brubaker says he has experimented with “everything from a Picasso direction to a tight painting. Now ,I’m somewhere between pure impressionism and realism. I’m kind of Loose all over,but crisp up and tighten the areas where it has to be done to put the message across. When you look at one of my paintings, I want you to see something you didn’t even know was there the first time you saw it”.
Things I have seen and people I have known. John Dyess