Carl Laubin

[1947 - ]

Carl Laubin was born in New York City in 1947. He studied Architecture at Cornell University, graduating in 1971 and subsequently moved to London and worked for a firm of modernist architects. He joined Jeremy Dixon/BDP in 1984 to work on the extension to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and became a full time painter in 1986.


His paintings are best known for their exploration of the many aspects of architecture in hyper- realistic style, particularly ‘capriccios’ based on the work of architects such as Wren, Hawksmoor, Cockerell and Ledoux – combining features of both imaginary and real architecture in picturesque or dramatic settings.He is also well known as a realist landscape painter.

A major monograph on his work ‘Carl Laubin; Paintings’ by John Russell Taylor and David Watkin was published in 2007.

The artist shows regularly with Plus One Gallery in London.