Otis Huband

"The Glass Answer" Surreal Abstract Figurative Triptych Painting 1975



Surreal triptych painting that combines three different canvases that are displayed in one large frame and titled "The Glass Answer." This unique Otis Huband piece was created for his "Laundry" series/period. Each panel depicts a figure wrapped up or entangled in fabric with hues of light blue, olive green, and red. The artist signed, titled, and dated (1975) the work on the back of the canvases.

Artist Biography

Otis Huband was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1933. He began studying art at Virginia Commonwealth University (formerly the Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William & Mary) after a tour of duty in the Navy. He also attended the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland. He completed his BFA and MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University and in 1963 travelled to Italy to study at the Academia de Bella Arta in Perugia. Huband returned from Europe in 1964 and moved to Houston the following year. Upon his arrival, he bypassed the local gallery scene by choice, opting instead to concentrate most of his time in his studio. In addition, he also worked as an art instructor at the University of Houston, the Museum School of Fine Arts, Rice University, and the Art League of Houston.


H 25 in. x W 67 in. x D 0.75 in.