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                                             "Most of the young men of talent whom I have met in this country give one the impression of being somewhat demented.          
                                                                                   They roam about in our midst like anonymous messengers from another planet"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Henry Miller

"Dobry is a Renaissance

man of the 21st Century!"

          - Ed Paschke

Selected Works
Past Shows
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Truth in Painting
Commission Dobry







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   Kingdom Come
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      En La Lona
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          Gary Dobry


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    Bumble-Bee Bob Novak


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    Lorenzo  Meyer    RIP

      Simon 1996

     (Chart Polski)

     Simon 2003


    Fleetwood 1996

   (Afghan Hound)  

      Stosh,  7/06

   20 lbs, 3 Mos. old

     (Chart Polski)


      Stosh,  9/06

  50 lbs, 5 Mos. old

 Stosh, 9 months old


           70 lbs

   Stosh, 1 yr. old, 90 lbs.


    Stosh - 3 yrs. old


                   Click here to go to Ed Paschke's Biography




August 18, 2011

Local Boxing Gym Owner part of, 'Inked: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art'

Click HERE for article

November 19 -December 14, 2010


        Gary Dobry, Solo Exhibition of Work w/ Brenda Venus 


            'Mentors' with Brenda Venus                                     

                              November 19 - December 14, 2010

November 2010 - Chicago Tribune

"Life After Ed Paschke and Henry Miller", Solo Exhibition, Gary Dobry, 11/19 Ė 12/14, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago

Nexus Plexus (with Venus Rising), 2010, Gary Dobry


June 15, 2011 - Art Matrix Gallery @ The Zhou B Art Center


June 9, 2011

Two Heavyweights Show their Canvases

by Gary Dobry  by Bob Novak

read article by clicking HERE

June 7, 2010

Hitting the canvas not a bad thing for Crystal Lake boxing coach


READ ARTICLE - click here

December, 2009

Exhibition of some new work, VOODOO BOXING DOLLS


Galerie l'art de rien
48 rue d'Orsel
75018 Paris, France

December 8, 2009 through January 12, 2010

"Larry Fine's Third Eye" acquired by the Stoogeum (Three Stooges Museum)


                     Gary Lassin, the Museum's curator, is Larry Fine's grand-nephew by marriage.         

October, 2007

 Exhibition of New Paintings at:

September 4, 2004 -  Gallery Mornea

artists in all genres, including: David Gista, The Goldmine Shithouse, Ed Paschke, Roger Brown, Ivan Albright,  Bert Menco, Michael Hernandez de Luna, Steven Hazard, Diane Thodos, Bettina Blohm, Augustine Portillo,  Elizabeth Ockwell and Olan

602 Davis Street, Evanston, Il 60201

March 26th - April, 2004     


July 18th - August 23rd, 2003 - Packer Schopf Gallery


  Politics as Usual

  Gary Dobry , Friese Undine & others

   Artists' Reception , July 18th , 6 - 9PM

January 11 - May, '03 - The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art


Religious, political, and cultural figures, institutions, and organizations have signed petitions to stop the war. In solidarity, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art has organized an exhibition by artists, writers and poets. The Museum has joined the growing coalition of international, national and local anti-war groups in an effort towards peace and a peaceful settlement in the Middle-East.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11th from 6:00 to 8:00PM     

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JANUARY 9th - FEBRUARY 12th - eklektikos - Washington DC 

Opening Reception: Friday, January 10th, from 6:00 to 9:00PM 

Dobry's Second time being featured on PBS's ArtBeat Chicago, 10/25 & 10/27

Flat Iron Arts Building , Chicago , November 18th thru November 30th

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'Live From Chicago' , November 18th through November 30th. Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 2002, 5 - 8PM at the ATC Gallery ( Flat Iron Arts Building ), Chicago.


Group Showing w/ Gary Dobry (4 paintings from the 'Permeating' series)                                            

May 10-May 24, 2002 - The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art - 'Contemporary Art from Chicago' , A collection of diverse art that opens in Chicago and travels to Vilnius, Lithuania via Kiev, Ukraine, Prague and the Czech Republic. This collection, including Dobry's "Heaven Above",  will become  the core collection of the new Kraziai Museum of Contemporary Art, in Lithuania.                                                                                                  

May 25-August 25th, 2002 - The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art - 'Contemporary Art of Chicago' ,  a multi-media exhibition of the most respected artists living and working in Chicago.                                               

January 12 thru February 7, 2002: Artists Respond to 911 , JettSett Gallery , Chicago

January 12th, 2002 , Opening Reception and panel discussion.


9/11 Show Promo                                                   

September 13 thru October 2001 - eklektikos Gallery, Washington D.C.     

Go Figure Promo                                                        

November 2 - December 3, 2001  -  Judy A Saslow Gallery, Chicago



Gary Dobry | Eileen Doman | John Fuller

Musclemen paintings by Fuller blend with the explosive and powerful works of artist/boxer Dobry. A former beautician and telephone operator, Doman transforms photographs of family members, people she sees on the streets and pop culture icons into realistic, often melancholy portraits. She has been featured in The New Yorker magazine and "Eye to Eye" with Connie Chung, and will have a piece in an upcoming Smithsonian exhibition.

Show Dates: November 17 - December 28, 2000

Opening: Friday, November 17th from 5 - 8 p.m.

November 16, 2001 , Book Signing Party for Release of 'In Good Faith' - Judy Saslow Gallery , Chicago

Marilyn Monroe Anniversary Exhibition, Franklin Roosevelt Hotel, LA, California, 1992


Dedication from Susan Strasberg                                  "For Every Joe There's a Frank", 1992, Acrylic on Canvas


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"My props to Ruperto Chavez, but he did not break my nose in this fight. That honor went to heavyweight Andy Whitley, in the gym, two weeks before the fight. I fought anyway, seeing it was going to be my last Gloves, and the fight was stopped on bleeding when Chavez slipped an uppercut in when we were up against the ropes. I was offered a chance to avenge the loss at that year's Maywood Park Night of Champions, but Ruperto made it all the way to the semi-finals of that year's National Golden Gloves tourney and I wound up fighting Golden Glove champion Russ Felger instead. Good thing too, the nose never did heal all the way. I'll say this though, the baddest mo-fo in the mix was Andy Whitley. He took my nose right off my face!"                                                                                                                                                                                    Gary Dobry


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