Adam Rhude

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Adam Rhude

United States

Adam Rhude was born and raised in the village of Cotuit on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He earned a B.F.A. in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. After college, he moved to New York City where he worked in illustration and graphic design.

In NY, he met painter Jacob Collins who became his teacher and mentor. Among about a dozen others, Rhude studied under Collins in a warehouse beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. The new school was named the Water Street Atelier (it has changed its name to the Grand Central Atelier, since moving to Manhattan). There, he received a classical training in drawing and painting by Collins, supplemented by other expert teachers such as: Michael Grimaldi. Additionally, Rhude studied at the Art Students League under portrait painters: Ron Sherr and the late Nelson Shanks.

Adam Rhude has won awards from the Portrait Society of America and is represented by Tree’s Place in Orleans, MA. He has private collectors throughout the U.S. and Europe, and his work is in the collection of the Cahoon Museum of American Art (Cotuit, MA). He lives on Cape Cod with his wife and two sons in the town of Falmouth.

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