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Stuth-Wade, Bob

American, Born 1953
  • 1997
    Egg Tempera on Paper
    16 x 12 in.
    Listing no. 623
    NOW: $1,925.44

About this Artist

Bob Stuth-Wade talks about himself...

As an energetic child I was encouraged to paint and draw to keep me out of my parents' hair. To their surprise I showed an aptitude for it. My father found a teacher capable of corralling me long enough to learn a little. I grew in ability and as a teenager was introduced to Perry Nichols, a highly skilled painter and gifted teacher. Mr. Nichols took me under his wing and taught me fundamentals of traditional oil and tempera painting.

My first one-man show was in 1970 at the age of 17. The show consisted primarily of tempera paintings and was a sell out. I continued to paint in a traditional manner until 1972 when I stayed briefly in California. There were so many horrible imitation Wyeth's and I just couldn't paint in that way anymore. The next ten to fifteen years were spent experimenting with modern styles and techniques. I used to go to the museum and see the "Rothko's" and "Gottlieb's" and had no idea what they were about. After studying and painting for several years I finally understood. It was wonderful! Like being able to speak another language. So much more to enjoy and do! After several shows and a thorough grounding in modern art I came full circle back to realism. I recovered my traditional technique and began painting in a style similar to the one Perry Nichols had taught me. The years of abstract painting show in the compositions and sometimes in choice of subject matter. I am aware and appreciative of the liberating influences of the art of the last century, but am rooted in the technical skills that were often neglected during that period.

I find it a wonderful balance being able to play and to flow with precision, enjoying Rembrandt and Rauchenburg. After all they are both part of our artistic heritage and part of our tradition and I am a traditional painter.

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Bob Stuth-Wade


Born: 1953, Norfolk, Virginia


Education:

Studied with Perry Nichols and Mary Sloan


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions:

2018 Bob Stuth-Wade, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Bob Stuth-Wade: Knocking From The Inside, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2011 Bob Stuth-Wade: Landforms, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2011 All About Texas: Bob Stuth-Wade: Painting Texas, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
2010 Bob Stuth-Wade: Painting Texas, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2007 Bob Stuth-Wade: Born By Water, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 Bob Stuth-Wade: From Bend to Bend, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2001 Bob Stuth-Wade: Paintings, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 Bob Stuth-Wade, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996 Bob Stuth-Wade: Recent Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1993 Bob Stuth-Wade: Paintings and Watercolors, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1991 Bob Stuth-Wade: Paintings of the Texas Landscape, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1987 Clyde Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery, Stephenville, Texas
1986 Longview Museum and Arts Center, Two-Person Show, Longview, Texas
1986 Carlin Galleries, Fort Worth, Texas
1977 Fairmount Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1972 Fairmount Gallery, Dallas, Texas


Group Exhibitions:

2018 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2018 The Fine Art of Collecting: Selections from the Judge B. Michael and Elise Chitty Collection, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2017 TREES: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Greek Proverb), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2017 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2015 Menagerie, Art and the Animal Kingdom, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2015 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Masterful Marks: An Exploration of the Medium of Drawing, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Summer Cut, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 Salon Series: Painting in the Texas Tradition, Turner House, Dallas, Texas
2013 Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Lifes, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2013 The Texas Aesthetic VI: Lone Star Heritage in Contemporary Texas Painting, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2013 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2013 Like: Artists inspiring Artists, Artspace111, Fort Worth, Texas (invited by Pat Gabriel)
2013 A Tribute to Texas Rivers, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2013 Restless Heart: Early and Contemporary Texas Regionalism, curated by Howard Taylor, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
2012 Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2012 Respect: Artists Invite Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2012 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 Houston Fine Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 The Good Earth (a group exhibition), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2011 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 Fresh & Salty (a Valley House Gallery group exhibition), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2010 Shorelines, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Drawing on the Past: Selections from the Bobbie and John Nau Collection of Texas Art, curated by Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2010 Art Chicago, art fair, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)
2010 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2009 The 2009 McNay Print Fair, The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2009 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2009 Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Group Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2008 Art + Advocacy: An Auction Benefiting the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, 333 First Avenue, Dallas, Texas
2008 Texas Tour: 100 Years of Texas Landscape Painting, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2008 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2007 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Inaugural Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2007 The Art Show, Art Dealer’s Association of America, Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2006 Art International, The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California (Valley House Gallery)
2006 Summer Show, group show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Here and There, Out from Under, Shadow Shows Two, Take the Path, and Vidya Maya)
2006 McNay Print Fair, The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2006 Texas: A Land Revealed, Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas
2006 Works on Paper, art fair, Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2006 Shared Visions: Texas Artists Then and Now, traveling exhibition curated by Paul Harris, Arlington Art Center, Galveston Art Center, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
2005 Art in the Key of Green, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005 Valley House Exhibition, Masur Museum, Monroe, Louisiana
2005 Kenneth Threadgill Concert Series Artist Invitational Exhibition, Municipal Auditorium, Greenville, Texas
2005 Works on Paper, art fair, Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2004 Art Chicago 2004, art fair, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)
2004 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 6th Annual Stars of Texas, juror: Karl Umlauf, Depot Civic and Cultural Center, Brownwood, Texas, Juror’s Award for Light Rain on Empty Shell
2004 The Art Show, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2002 Beyond the Apple & Bottle: Still Life Invitational, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2002 Art Atlanta, art fair, Atlanta, Georgia (Valley House Gallery)
2002 The Art Show, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2001 Texas International Fine Art Fair, NorthPark East, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2001 USArtists 2001 Tenth Anniversary art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
2000 Dallas International Art & Antique Fair, The Dallas International Pavilion at Victory, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2000 The Art Show, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1999 USArtists 99, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1999 The Art Show, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1998 USArtists 98, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1998 The Figure: An Invitational Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 USArtists 97, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1997 Texas Natural Wonders, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 The Art Show, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1996 USArtists 96, art fair, Philadelphia, PA (Valley House Gallery)
1996 Works on Paper, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1995 Drawing to a Close, group show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1995 USArtists 95, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1995 Art of the Garden, The Art Center, Waco, Texas
1995 The Art Show, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1994 USArtists 94, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1994 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1994 The Art Show, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1993 The Art Show, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1993 USArtists 93, art fair, Engineers Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1992 Texas Galleries Show, Infomart, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
1992 20th Anniversary Exhibition 1972-1992, The Art Center, Waco, Texas
1992 The Art Show, art fair, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1992 Recent Works By, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1991 Harris Gallery, Group Show, Houston, Texas
1990 33rd Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua Art Association Galleries, Chautauqua, NY, Juror: Jeremy Strick
1990 24th Annual Juried Art Show, Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival, Alexandria, Louisana, Jurors: Ted Barnes, Billy Bryant, Jackson Pittman Lewis
1990 Bob Stuth-Wade and Friends, Group Show, Tarelton State University, Stephenville, Texas
1989 Waco Art Center, Competition
1989 Group Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1987 Realism 1987, Austin, Texas, Betty Moody, juror
1987 Texas Fine Arts Association, Atrium Gallery, Moody Hall, St. Edward's University, Texas
1987 Longview Museum and Arts Center, Longview Invitational, Longview, Texas
1986 Texas Visions, The Museum of Art of the American West, and Transco Gallery, Houston
1986 Celebrate Sight Invitational, InterFirst Tower Lobby, Fort Worth, Texas
1986 Twenty-seventh Invitational Art Exhibition, Longview Museum and Art Center, Longview, Texas
1985 Texas Visions, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas, traveled to: The Museum of Art of the American West, Houston; Live Oak Art Club, Columbus, Texas; Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Abilene; Lufkin Historical and Creative Art Center, Lufkin; Rockport Art Center, Rockport; McAllen International Museum, McAllen; Fort Bend County Museum, Richmond, Texas
1985 Twenty-sixth Invitational Art Exhibition, Longview Museum and Arts Center, Award, Longview, Texas, Paul Harris, juror
1984 Summer Festival 1984, Montana Institute of the Arts, Polson, Montana, Frederick Wong, AWS, juror
1983 The Art Center 1983 Competition, Waco Art Center, Waco Texas
1983 Carlin Galleries, Group Show, Fort Worth, Texas
1982 Carlin Galleries, Group Show, Fort Worth, Texas
1980 New Talent: Five Texas Artists, Delahunty, Dallas, Texas
1978 Oura Inc., Group Show, Dallas, Texas
1973 Southwest Painting and Sculpture Exhibit, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
1971 Fairmount Gallery, Group Show, Dallas, Texas


Teaching:

2011 Visiting Artist, Baylor University, Waco, Texas


Fellowships:

2006 Artists’ Fellowship Programme, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, North County Mayo, Republic of Ireland


Literature:

2016 Collectors Circle, event brochure, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas, May 1, 2016, Mounting Heaven no. 3 reproduced.

Kathy Lawrence, “Jesuit Grad Turns to Nature for Inspiration,” Preston Hollow People, March 2015, Community section, page 30.

Paige Skinner, “Artist Bob Stuth-Wade is Valley House Gallery’s Newest Exhibition Artist,” Addison Magazine, November 20, 2014, One Road reproduced. Available from http://www.addisonmagazine.com/2014/11/artist-bob-stuth-wade-is-valley-house-gallerys-newest-exhibition-artist/

Tim Madigan, “The Shared Artistic Journey of Luke Wade and His Dad,” Anything Mentionable: The Blog, November 19, 2014, Now Above the Desert and Las Tres Gunas From a Distance reproduced. Available from http://timmadigan.net/blog/post.php?s=2014-11-19-the-shared-artistic-journey-of-luke-wade-and-his-dad

Michael Granberry, “Art Notes: The father is a local artist, the son rises on ‘The Voice’,” The Dallas Morning News, November 16, 2014, Guide section, page 5E, Now Above the Desert reproduced. Available from http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/columnists/michael-granberry/20141114-the-father-is-a-local-artist-the-son-rises-on-the-voice.ece

60th Anniversary Catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2014; Las Tres Gunas from Tuff Canyon reproduced.

Restless Heart: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, exhibition catalogue with essay by Michael R. Grauer, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, 2013, pp. 1,3, 5, 7, 10, 44, 45, 49.

Amanda Ashby, “Stuth-Wade and Wade to demonstrate art techniques,” Brownwood Bulletin, February 2, 2013, p. 1-2.

From the Curator: Bob Stuth-Wade: Landforms, exhibition pamphlet with essay by Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas, 2011.

Frederick Turner, “The Eyes of Texas: Texas Art and Texas Light,” American Arts Quarterly, published by The Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center (Hastings-on-Hudson, New York), Summer 2010, Volume 27, Number 3, pages 27-33.

Drawing on the Past: Selections from the Bobbie and John Nau Collection of Texas Art, exhibition catalogue with essay by Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas, 2010.

“Psst, buddy. Want a print?,” San Antonio Current, March 22-28, 2006, p. 17, Trails Turning reproduced on page 17.

“The Essential Guide: Global Inspiration,” Southwest Art, January 2006, page 98, Red Flag Wind reproduced on page 8 and 98.

ART in Embassies Program, United States Embassy, Riyadh, U.S. Department of State, November 2005, Distant Road reproduced on cover and page 43.

Mike Daniel, “Bob Stuth-Wade at Valley House,” The Dallas Morning News Guide, September 10, 2004, page 53.

Bob Stuth-Wade: From Bend to Bend, catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2004.

50th Anniversary, catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, color illustration, 2004.

Marilyn Robitaille, Donna Walker-Nixon, editors, Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, cover illustration: Ragged Moth, 2004.

Carolyn Poulter, Marilyn Robitaille, James Lee Ward, Donna Walker-Nixon, editors, New Texas 2002, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Belton, Texas, 2002, cover illustration: Light at the Top.

“Texas: The Best of the West, Bob Stuth-Wade One Man Show,” Southwest Art, November, 2001.

Mike Daniel, “Parent’s perspective comes first for artists,” The Dallas Morning News, August 29, 1997, Guide section, page 53.

40th Anniversary, catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, color illustration, 1994.

Daryl Watson, “In The Gallery: Artist maintains a balance of traditional and contemporary,” Stephenville Empire-Tribune, January 25, 1987, pages 1B and 8B.

Janet Kutner, The Dallas Morning News, October 1980.

Janet Kutner, The Dallas Morning News, April 16, 1977.

Janet Kutner, The Dallas Morning News, February 26, 1972.

Lorraine Haacke, The Dallas Times Herald, February 6, 1972.

Janet Kutner, The Dallas Morning News, April 10, 1971.


Collections:

American General Life Insurance Co., Galveston, Texas
Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, North County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
Baron & Budd, Dallas, Texas
Ben E. Keith, Co., Dallas, Texas
BNSF Railway Company, Fort Worth, Texas
Brookhaven Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline, Dallas, Texas
Cafe Pacific, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Fulbright & Jaworski, Austin, Texas
Harte Hanks Communications, San Antonio, Texas
Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas
Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dallas, Texas
Killam Oil Company, Laredo, Texas
Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc., Dallas, Texas
Mesa Design Group, Dallas, Texas
Riverstone LLC, Houston, Texas
San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas
Silver Eagle Distributors, L. P., Houston, Texas
Smith, Douglass, and McConnico, Austin, Texas
The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
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