Jan DeRuth, Czech Republic, Profile of Jennifer

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Jan DeRuth, Czech Republic, Profile of Jennifer

Original Oil on canvas painting, Profile of Jennifer, 8×10 inches by Jan DeRuth, Czechoslovakian artist

Jan DeRuth

This lovingly painted piece is created in evocative colors of Indian red, umber, muted green and ochre. The piece is being sold as framed in the original frame.

Listed “Who was Who in American Art” Born Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia Studied: Rotter Art School, Prague; Ruskin Art School, Oxford University, England; ASL New York; New School, NY; also with Frederic Taubes. Exhibited: 38 National Juried Exhibitions, 14 Museum Solo Shows and 51 Gallery Solo Exhibitions. Author: Portrait Painting, 1964; Painting the Nude, 1968. It’s a long way from sketching in leftover coffee to painting a portrait of Ethel Kennedy for the cover of Time Magazine, twenty-five years in fact; and during that period, Jan De Ruth’s personal experiences have been enough to fill two ordinary lifetimes. Through them all, art has sustained him and been his primary interest. To begin with, Jan De Ruth, a native of Czechoslovakia and now an American citizen, spent the years of World War II being shunted through 5 different concentration camps, including the infamous Auschwitz. He made four escape attempts and finally made good on his fifth try.

Jan DeRuth as an Author

Jan De Ruth, author of the books “Portrait Painting” and “Painting the Nude,” has devoted his entire life to painting the female face and form. He enjoys special popularity as a portraitist and has become one of the best known painters of the nude female in the world today. Often asked why he concentrates on this most demanding of all art subjects he replies: . . . “Each painting of the nude becomes a new experience . . . It (the human figure) is nature’s most perfect and most imperfect creation, communicating, even in silence and immobility, the physical and spiritual power-and frailty-of humanity.”

Articulate, sophisticated, outspoken and well informed, Jan De Ruth has also been a welcome guest on radio and television shows. But, it is painting that gives a purpose to Jan De Ruth’s existence: “It is an unending challenge-there is no end, no final result-to be found in painting the human body. I have never seen two gestures that are alike, but so are the possibilities of expression. There will always be painters who will find one more way of saying: “See! This is what I feel about humans.” . . . So until a greater challenge and a more profound symbol comes along, it is the human figure I wish to paint.”

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