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Craig Rubadoux

 (born 1937)
Craig Rubadoux is active/lives in Florida, Nova Scotia.  Craig Rubadoux is known for painting.

Craig Rubadoux

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Craig Rubadoux (1937-)

1937  Craig Rubadoux is born in Rochester, New York on March 7
1945  While still a child Craig's family moves to Sarasota, Florida.
In Sarasota, he paints landscapes and is inspired by the exotic animals and performers of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
1954  He wins a one year scholarship to the Ringling School of Art and Design and
apprentices with noted illustrator Ben Stahl.
1964  He travels to Italy and France. He exhibits with Frank Rampolla Univ. of Tampa, FL.
1969  Craig teaches figure drawing at the University of Florida in Gainesville and at
the University of South Florida, Tampa. He travels to Mexico.
1971-72  Craig Teaches at the University of South Florida, Tampa
1972  Craig teaches art at Florida International Univ., Miami, and travels to Europe.
1979  He is invited to participate as a member of the Ossabaw Island Project, Georgia.
1983  Craig discovers Nova Scotia and buys a cottage overlooking the Atlantic
Ocean. He begins to divide time between Nova Scotia and Sarasota.  He has a exhibition at Brevard Community College in Melbourne, Florida with his son, a photographer.
1986  The Ringling Museum of Art exhibits a twenty year retrospective of his work on paper
1987-04  He creates paintings the Sarasota Music Festival uses as posters to promote
 the Festival.  He exhibits at the Gallery Contemporanea in Jacksonville, Florida.
1988    He is awarded the commission Hillsborough Hammock by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Tampa, Florida.
1989  He exhibits at Houston North Gallery in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia.
He builds a studio next to his cottage at Rose Bay.
1994  Exhibits at the Washington Irving Center, Madrid, Spain
1997  He traveled through Province visiting Avignon , Roussillon, St. Remy, Aix-en Provence, Marseille, Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer, Cassis, and Paris
1999-2000 Visits to Buenos Aires
2000  Craig travels to South America where he falls in love with Argentina's national dance, the Tango.
The colorful personalities and costumes of the dancers in Buenos Aires inspire a series of paintings demonstrating motion and passion.
2004  He travels to Paris.

Selected Museum Exhibitions Solo:
2009       Ringling College of Art and Design, Patricia Thompson Gallery, Keating Center, One Man Show,  August 12 - September 28, 2009.
1990  Lauderdale Museum of Art, "Recent Work by Craig Rubadoux"
1986   Ringling Museum of Art, "Craig Rubadoux: Works of Paper", 1962-1984
Affiliate Tour:  Brevard Art Center and Museum, Florida; Gulf Coast Art Center, Cornell Fine Arts Center
1974   Ringling Museum of Art, "Craig Rubadoux: Animal Studies", Sarasota, FL
1967   Lowe Museum of Art, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
1963-1964  Ringling Museum of Art, "Man and Beast", Sarasota, Florida

Exhibitions Museums Group Exhibits
2003  Brevard Art Museum, "Rubadoux aux Deux", Melbourne, Florida
2002  South Florida Museum, "Natural Florida: Paintings form the Geiger & Percy Collection", Bradenton, Florida
1997  Ringling Museum of Art, "Baroque Bash, a Fan Fantasy" Sarasota, FL
1997  Gulf Coast Museum, "A Vision for the Arts", Belleair, Florida
1990  Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art, "The Collaborative Spirit: works by Craig Rubadoux, Norman Jensen and William Schaaf", Sarasota, Florida
1990  Kentucky Derby Museum, "Horse Fresh: 16 Contemporary American Artists", Louisville, Kentucky
1987  Museum of Art, "Made in Florida", Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1987  Tampa Museum of Art, "Tampa Celebrates", Tampa, Florida
1987  Polk Museum of Art, "All Florida Biennial Exhibitions", Lakeland, Florida
1986  Museum of Fine Art, "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection of Gifts", St. Petersburg, Florida
1986  Polk Museum of Art, "A Corporate Collections: Barnett Banks of Florida", Lakeland, Florida
1977  Ringling Museum of Art, "The Circus in Art", Sarasota, Florida
1974  Ringling Museum of Art, "Contemporary Religious Imagery" Sarasota, FL

Public Commissions
1994  University of South Florida, "Concert/Caples" 9'x6' oil on canvas, Caples Fine Art Complex, Sarasota, Florida
1992  State of Florida, University of Central Florida, "Florida Song" 8'x14', oil on canvas, Arts Complex, Orlando, Florida
1992  Alachua County Library District, "Paynes Prairie Song", 5'x10', oil on canvas, Millhopper Branch Library, Gainesville, Florida
1991  Florida Department of Law Enforcement, "Hillsborough Hammock", 6'x12', oil on canvas, Tampa, Florida
1988  Palm Beach International Airport, "Golden Dolphins", 4'x8', oil on paper, Palm Beach, Florida
1979  Dade County Art in Public Places, "Nursery Rhymes", 6'x8', ceramic mural, South Miami Day Care, Miami, Florida
1977  Dade County Art in Public Places Building Collection, "Parade", 11'x54', oil on canvas, North Miami Regional Library, Miami, Florida

Selected Teaching, Lectures, Visiting Artist:
1994  New College of the University of South Florida, Sarasota, Florida
1991  Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
1991  The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
1990  Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
1987  The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
1986  The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
1985  The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
1981  The South Florida Art Institute of Hollywood, Florida
1972  The University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
1972  Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1969  University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Selected Awards and Fellowships:
1987  First Prize, Festival of States, Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
1984  First Prize, Two Centers Show, Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
1981  Alfred University Fellowship, Summer Place, Alfred, New York
1980-81  Ossabaw Island Project Fellowship, Ossabaw Island, Georgia
1980  Individual Artist Grant for Sculpture, Fine Arts Council of Florida
1978  Individual Artist Grant for Painting, Fine Arts Council of Florida
1963  Purchase Prize, The Gallery, "National Invitational", Ft Lauderdale, Florida

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About  Craig Rubadoux

Born:  1937 - Rochester, New York
Known for:  painting