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 Rudolph Colao  (1927 - 2014)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Maine      Known for: still life and interior view painting

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A Williams

Peonies and lilacs
I inherited a piece from my mother entitled peonies and lilacs in a gold frame...can't find any photo of it online but would love to learn more about it. It's in a white vase with lpink and white peonies...

b wilson

R. Colao Litho
I have signed litho, copper pot,red grapes,tangerine,with a blue/green bottle . Numbered 246. Any value

Gwendolyn Hines

R.Colas Painting
I have a painting titled '"Copper Kettle Coloa" signed by R. Colao and I would like to find out the value of this picture


Rudolph Colao painting
I found a painting signed by Rudolph Colao in an old historic house and wanted to know the value of it - I can not find this particular painting on the internet, but it is of mums in a ceramic vase with oak leaves surrounding it - do you know of such a paintiing?

Daniel Hurd

Rudolph Calao oil painting/ mums in pottery/v691 48 308
Do u know how much its worth? 48"x48" inches? average condition needs reframing and re-stored a bit


R. Colao painting
I have a painting signed R.Colao about 24x48 with daisies,pears,orange and grapes in a plate, tea kettle, green bottle and vase and brass canister. Purchased over 45 years ago. I wanted to know it's value please. Saw displayed 2nd in his paint display.


R. Colao
I have an original painting by R. Colao titled Daisy and Cornflowers. I was wondering if any one has any information on this painting and how much it's worth

Kathryn V Artice

Canvas painting
Painting has a tea kettle, grapes, pear, knife, and what appears to be a watering vase


I have a D Coloa early 1900s 29 inches width and 41 inches including frame daisy gold vase Doris e mail mahogani77@att. net


#984 R.CoLAo painting
Im interested in knowing the year it was painted and maybe the was passed to my family by my husbands matter what it will stay in our family thank you for your time

Joan Brier

love r. golaos' work of art
I have a lithograph ( I believe) of one of this mans' paints and I would not part with it for anything. It was left in my home when I bought it 40 years ago and it has hung in my entry and now in my living room. It has white daisies, blue and white cornflowers in a silver pitcher. This man has an awesome talent..

Joe Garcia

R. Colao
I purchased 6 ea. prints of Rudy Colao at a Flea market for $20 today and this is what I found out about the artist.

Rudolph Colao is known for still life paintings and for paintings of interiors. He painted prolifically from the 1950s though the 1990s. He taught at the Art Students League in New York City and in Arizona.
His original paintings have sold at auction from $600 to $30,000.
But his work has been extensively reproduced, and millions of copies of these 24" x 48" prints exist, so they are not particularly valuable. They tend to sell for about $25 to $40.
I hope this helps ya'll.

Joe Garcia
Fort Hood, TX


I have a painting of flowers in a cooper vase, daisy's, greenery, and golden flowers. Anyone any information on the painter? Or the paninting its self?

Gwendolyn Waggoner

I have a R. Colao painting
I have a R. Colao painting with the golden tea kettle and wine bottle, fruit, etc....would like to know more about it.

DeAnne Land

inquiring about my painting
I also have the one with wine flask,tea kettle and fruit. What is this titled?

gloria capra

still life oil painting
We bought an oil painting in Santa Fe New Mex,,in 1984.. We still love his painting. WE would like to know more about Rudy. Is he still Painting and exhibiting? Thank You, Gloria Capra

Hal Moore

Just an old pal from NYC and thought I'd say hello. I am living in JensenBeach fl and painting away. drop a note to my email if you care to.

janetta barry

R. Colao painting
I would like to know about him or see more of his paintings,since i have a large painting of a bottle , tea pot grapes ect. thank you

barb stewart

rudolph colao painting
A co-worker gave me a oil painting by Colao which had been hers, for a wedding present to me in 1970. It is titled "Arrangement with Brass". Can anyone tell me more information? Thanks

Bonnie Dobbs

R. Colao
I have a painting of daisies and cornflowers by R. Colao that has been in our family for as long as I can remember. It has Bassons V702 on the back. Can you tell me anything about it.

abouasar magdy

I found a painting by R.Colao
Hello.I have 2 original painting by R.Colao they are of white and Yellow flowres (not sure what kind)in a Green vase,golden brass tea pot with old frames I am trying to get whatever information about it thank you

Michelle Richards

10x12 picture.
I bought a picture by R.clao. It's yellow mums, white daisys, folage of green leaves. They are in a whiskey jug?, Or a brown topped jug, and tan bottom. With handle. Sitting on a white table cloth. It is signed,
R.Colao. Can anyone tell me about it?
Thank you.


rudy calao
I have a 25x49 r calao,gold frame on a white table cloth,white vase,copper kettle,white bowl of grapes,pears,oranges,lots of flowers in a blue vase could someone please help me find out more about my paintin???thx


I have 2 paintings STILL LIFE WITH LILACS AND STRAWBERRIES ANDJULY BOUQUET does any one know there worth


july boquet - 1927
please everyone reply if i have a piece from the Master,
July Bouquet title and American (1927-)

E. Hayden

Calao Print
Still life, "Arrangment with Copper" by Calao, No. 246, Windifine print - 16"x20" - Can anyone tell me anyting about it. It's in an old frame.


R. Colao Painting
I have an R. Colao oil on canvas painting of a church and another house located at a small harbor with one person walking in front. It was done to reflect the morning sunrise or sunsetting, so the lighting and shadows cast is very well done. I bought the piece at Southwest Gallery in Dallas 10 years ago for around $ 1,100.00. They told me Colao was an art teacher/professor at New York University some time back. The fact that he was an art teacher would explain all the still life pieces most of the people have of his work. That's all I know.


Rudy Colao still living
My mother knew Rudy Colao in NY in the 50's, and she also had a gallery later on and sold some of his work in the midwest. He is still alive apparently, his work is featured here (I have no relationship with the venue) and I would advise careful preservation of his work - he is 80 now, but still painting. I am a painter too, and I have always admired his work, though in a very different style than mine - HOLD onto those paintings! Take care of them, protect and preserve them, and pass them down to your grandkids or great grandkids! As I recall (I met him once when I was about 14 - I am 45 now) he was a very nice man.


Framed painting 1970 Help Please R. Colao.
I have a 24 x 36 Daisies and Cornflowers painting by R. Colao. framed, signed in bottom right. Could you give me some more information on this painting and about the artist and what you think the value of the painting may be.

Lonna Helton

Art work by R. Colas
I bought a painting at a yardsale and was trying to find out any info.


I have a framed 18 x 13 red and purple flowers in a white pitcher with a brown back ground on maybe a white table cloth with a red glass wine gobblet and (4)pears,one of the pears is half peeled, with a silver sugar bowl. Any feed back would be welcomed.

Byrdie Marquez

Daisies and Cornflowers
I have a 28 1/2 by 40 1/2 Daisies and Cornflowers painting by R. Colao with a brass nameplate and original frame. I am trying to get whatever information about it that I can.


Mason McDonald
I have a 35 1/2" wide by 23 1/2" high Racing Home painting by M.McDonald if anyone can give me info on value and year of this it is also framed and at the bottom has a gold tag saying the name of the painting and artist the one i have for R.Colao has the same tag and it is also framed thank you for any help


Rudolph Colao
I have a 23 1/4" wide by 35 3/4" Daisies and Cornflowers painting by R.Colao if anyone can give me info on the value and what year the painting is from thanks for any help

karin fiddler

R Colao
I also have a print of R.Colao #613 "flowers" is the name of the print it has on the back of it fine art prints by Gellman.Does anyone know if this picture has any value?does a print mean that it is a copy it also looks like an oil painting.thank you to whoever gets back to me :)


Daisies and Cornflowers
I have a 24 x 36 picture with Gold Trim frame...Do not know how old this art is....Really would like to know more!! Shirley Noble


Rudolph Colao
I inherited a painting by rudy from my deceased grandmother I would have to say that it is at least 40-50 years old and very large (24x48). The painting is of a copper tea kettle ,a clear bottle orange and yellow mums, different colored pears, grapes in a dish, o vase behind the grapes with different colored flowers on it and also a copper colored watering can possibly.The painting is in a old wooden frame I assume is the original frame if anyone could give me any information on this i would greatly appreciate it.


R. Colao
I have a painting that has the name R.Colao bottom left side, it's a white vase,brass tea pot,wine bottle,grapes,and pairs. It's 21x24 don't know the dif.between oil or copy, this one is in a frame and is smoth touch any Inof.would be helpful.


rudolph colao
it seems rudolph cranked out some of his works as clones with some minor changes. But they are very
well done.


information on painting
I have a large painting of flowers which are white daiseys and blue mums in a vase which looks like is sitting on a table with a white cloth. It is signed R colao. On the back are the numbers which appear to be T478 and below that are the numbers 9113. This painting is smooth but looks like oil. Can anyone tell me anything about this?


r. colao
Hi I have a paiting by R colao and was wondering if anyone might know anything about it. It has big white and pink fluffy flowers and burgandy leaves in a brass vase. There is also a leaf on the ground beside the vase. Im not sure how to tell if its an original but it is signed by R. Colao.

Carrie Combs

Rudolph Colao
I just bought an oil painting by Rudolph Colao and I am wondering what year he painted it. It is a still life of a vase with it looks like daisies and mums. can anyone help?


I have an R. Colao paintingof flowers in a brass vase can anyone tell me anything about it?


r, Colao
I have an oil canvas signed by RColao's which es exactly like the one mentioned by "Peggy" on 3/29. I just found it in my basement. Is there any value in it? Who would "copy" and oil painting. This looks 25-40 years old, and has been in the basement for many years. I think it may have come from my mother in law's apartment when she died about 15 years ago. She was not wealthy, so I never really went through anything. So is it also an Oil copy?


r. colao
I have an oil of R. Colao with grapes and a pear and a green wine flask and a silver tea kettel with handle and a knife. 28in by 22in signed R. Colao on bottom right.

Keisha Murray

R. Colao
I Have a R Colao picture hanging in my kitchen for as long as i can remember. It its a framed oil painting of a Brass Kettle, grapes on a plate with an orange halfway peeled in front of the kettle, there is also some sort of wooden pot/jug behind the kettle that i can't seem to figure out what it is.
behind the frame is a short paragraph by Rudolph that states information on his career.
The tittle of the peice is Arrangement in Copper.


Rudy Colao
I had the pleasure of meeting Rudy and purchasing one of his floral still lifes this weekend in Rockport, Mass. He is well thought of at the Rockport Art Association. He gave my wife and I a tour of his 1743 house/studio.Most of his paintings where still lifes with a few paintings of houses in Nantucket.
The 8x10 I bought unframed was $800.
Hope this is of interest.


R. Colao
I have a picture of his with golden/ginger
coloured peonies accented by cream peonies, i am guessing that these are peonies. They are placed in a brass antique looking coffee/tea pot. It has a creamy white/grey back drop to it...Please e-mail me with any information you may have regarding my picture.
Thank You,


R. Colao
I have a piece that is signed R Colao, 12X16. It has a gold coffee pot, blue vase with lavender flowers, empty aqua colored bottle, strawberries and other fruit scattered around. Can anyone confirm if this is an original Colao.

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