Peter Adams

Beauty in Nocturne: Ruckstull’s Sculpture of Evening

  • Oil on panel
  • 30" x 24", artwork
  • 38" x 32" x 2", framed
  • Contemporary
  • $14,000

Provenance
Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist

Artist Statement
“All the objects in this painting are part of my personal collection, including the plaster cast of Frederick Ruckstull’s famous 1891 sculpture, ‘Evening.’ In this painting I wanted to convey a message of classic beauty and my belief that we are currently experiencing a new renaissance of artistic ideals.”
—Peter Adams

Added Notes: Frederick Wellington Ruckstall (1853-1942) was a founding member of the National Scupture Society in 1893 and headquartered New York City, which continues to this day. His work "Evening" was awarded the Grand Medal for Sculpture in the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair). Peter Adams acquired the plaster cast of "Evening" from his teacher Theodore N. Lukits (1897-1992).

Exhibited
California Art Club's 93rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art, October 11 - November 2, 2003.
Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, November 22 - December 13, 2008.


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