Peter Ruta began painting at the Art Students League as a teenager in 1937. Now ninety-seven years of age, he’s still painting in his own inimitable style, a mix of European influences and a long immersion in the American landscape. This mini-retrospective starts in the Art Students League’s main office, continues into the lobby, and concludes in the third floor café. The exhibition continues through October 16, 2015.
Peter Ruta, Tomatoes on the Wall, Italy, 1958. Oil on canvas, 20 x 25 in.
Peter Ruta, Still Life with Roncola, 1958. Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in.
Peter Ruta, Tenejapa Road, 1976. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48 in.
Peter Ruta, Lamy Road, New Mexico, 1981. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48 in.
Peter Ruta, Hopper House, Truro, 1989. Oil on canvas, 48 x 40 in.