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Lewis Lanza Rudolph: Fantasy World Visions, A Retrospective

Date(s) - 05/20/2016 - 09/04/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monmouth Museum


36 Fear of the SkyMain Gallery Exhibition

Lewis Lanza Rudolph

May 20 – September 4, 2016

Main Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm; Friday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 12pm-5pm.

Reclusive artist Lewis Lanza Rudolph was a lifelong resident of Red Ban, New Jersey. Rudolph was a highly respected and sophisticated artist exhibiting his work in both New Jersey and New York galleries in the late 1970’s through the 1980’s. Rudolph received a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in 1983.

By choice, in the early 1990’s Rudolph withdrew from the art scene and into his studio. Why he stopped exhibiting his work is a mystery.

Lewis Lanza Rudolph died in 2012 leaving a lifetime of artwork behind. This retrospective exhibition consists of an extensive body of abstract paintings and charcoal works including many of a prophetic nature.

“I paint two paintings, one for myself and one for the audience. The painting for the audience is abstract. The painting for myself is a fantasy world vision, a surrealistic vision. My paintings can be called Abstraction.” – Lewis Lanza Rudolph 1949-2012