Nave Museum to exhibit works of Texas artist David Adickes

By advocate staff report
Jan. 24, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 25, 2011 at 7:26 p.m.

"Two Riders, Spring Trees" by    Adickes.

"Two Riders, Spring Trees" by Adickes.

The career of Texas artist David Adickes spans six decades. During that time, the painter and sculptor from Houston has studied in France and traveled extensively, painting everywhere from Tahiti to Japan, according to his bio.

Starting this Friday, an exhibit of Adickes' Paris school paintings and small sculptures will open at the Nave Museum.

Born in Huntsville, Adickes studied in France from 1948 to 1950 with French master Fernand Leger before moving to Houston to begin his painting career. During this time, he also circled the globe, returning to live in France for six years, according to his bio.

By 1983, Adickes started his first large-scale sculpture in downtown Houston, and in 1994, he completed the 76-foot statue of Sam Houston in his hometown. A few years later, he began building two presidents parks, one in Virginia and one in South Dakota, with each park containing large-scale busts of all the U.S. presidents, according to his bio.

By the end of 2003, Adickes returned to painting full-time in Houston, focusing generally on figures, landscapes and still-lifes.

The exhibit, which is being curated by Sharon Steen, is titled "His World of Color" and will remain at the Nave through March 6. A member's preview of the show will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.



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