More About Elliot Tiber:
This is all about Elliot Tiber’s life, an exciting combination of events and achievements that introduced Elliot to a widely diverse audience. During much of the 1960s, he was a successful New York City interior designer. Also, in the US and Europe, he was a filmmaker, playwright, humorist, college professor, best-selling author, and, as a proudly gay man, an activist for LGBTQ rights.
In June 1969, his life intersected dramatically with the Stonewall Inn riots in New York’s Greenwich Village, where he took part in what became known as the start of the Gay Liberation Movement. In August 1969 the legendary Woodstock Art & Music Festival might never have taken place in upstate New York if Elliot had not offered festival producer Michael Lang the crucial legal permit that allowed him to stage the event. These two pivotal moments in Tiber’s life were the focus of his first book, Taking Woodstock, which was also made into the acclaimed same-name film by the renowned director Ang Lee.
While Elliot studied with famous artists Mark Rothko and Ad Reinhardt, he never presented his art to the public in any professional manner. He loved drawing with pen and ink on paper, sometimes characterizing musical artists and others from his Woodstock experience, and other times simply capturing people from his fertile mind.
At the request of Elliot’s publisher, I met Elliot in 2016. We talked for hours at his home and a nearby restaurant, sitting outside at a sidewalk table so Elliot’s much-loved dog “Woody” could join us. I looked at over 70 drawings, all in Elliot’s personal style of strong lines and a touch of humor. Sadly, Elliot passed away three months after signing me to be his art agent. Now, it is time to bring Elliot’s art to the public for all of his friends and admirers to enjoy and collect.
Frank Gromling, Exclusive Art Agent for Elliot Tiber Art
In the News: Elliott Tiber Line Art will be featured during a one night event on June 29, 2023 at "New River Fine Art Gallery", Ft. Lauderdale, as part of a fund raising event for The Stonewall National Museum, Archives and Library from 6-9pm. Click the link below to read the article.