ORE. (May 9, 2014) – PDX Shares Leonard Ruder’s Legacy: Custodian by Day,
Artist by Night
|A combination of 16 large-scale, oil and acrylic paintings illustrate Leonard Ruder's legacy on Concourse B through Nov. 1.
International Airport showcases a retrospective look at Leonard Ruder’s artwork
on Concourse B through Nov. 1.
exhibit features 16 large-scale, oil and acrylic paintings illustrating Ruder’s
deep affinity with space and science, architecture and machinery, and
philosophy and religion. He passed away in 2010 at 93 years old, leaving behind
an array of artwork that exemplifies his creative spirit, which is perhaps his
graduating with a master’s degree in fine arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in
1950, Ruder participated in a traveling exhibition, Six American Painters,
organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He moved to Portland
that same year to become a painter. As a young father, Ruder took a job as a
custodian at a local school district to support his growing family, and
continued to paint at night in his home studio throughout his lifetime.
art program has more than 45 temporary and permanent exhibits that illustrate
the dynamic culture of the Pacific Northwest. The program showcases a variety
of works through ongoing relationships with regional artists and art
more about Ruder and his work at www.leonardruderartist.com. Photos are also
available at www.pdx.com, or in the PDX art
exhibit photo album on the Port of Portland’s Facebook page.