Mal Luber, one of Connecticut's most outstanding artists, has exhibited his drawings and paintings in many leading museums and galleries throughout the country. His photo-realist drawings have received critical acclaim wherever they have been exhibited, and are included in several prestigious museum and private collections.
For as long as he has been an artist, the human form has been his primary focus. Over the past three decades he has been primarily known for his large photo-realist drawings of nudes, commissioned portraits and "street people", which the critics have called "remarkable", and have referred to him as "an artist with a camera's eye".
More recently, Mal has turned his attention to the American West. "Whenever I travel to the West I feel that I've returned home." It is from his frequent trips to the West that he returns to his Connecticut studio with photographs of cowboys, horses, and other images that he converts into drawings and acrylic paintings of intense color and power. Many of his newest works show the interaction between man and horse, using both cowboys and Native Americans as primary subject matter. The relationship between man and animal begins to take on a new dynamic dimension, that is almost mystical in quality.