dick ibach

(American | German, born 1940)

Spokane, Eastern Washington-based artist dick ibach creates paintings that combine figurative imagery with expressive forms and symbolism. Of his work, ibach states, "The direction of my imagery is often autobiographical. It is my intention to speak of the dichotomy of the human condition: to address both the nobility and stupidity of it all."

ibach received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seattle University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in 1972. He taught at Spokane Falls Community College. In addition to his teaching, he has worked many odd jobs, such as a hospital orderly, sod buster, cattle brander, grave digger, and cabinet maker. These experiences have shaped his point of view as an artist.