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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
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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