wayne art center

An exhibition of former students of Arthur DeCosta including works by DeCosta.

October 17 – November 13, 2021
Davenport Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the enduring contribution of Arthur DeCosta to those men and women who had the opportunity to study with him at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1966 through 1988.

His purpose as an instructor was to offer his students a foundation of understanding of the expressive possibilities of painting. This was communicated by making the students aware of the history of painting from the Renaissance through the Impressionists and Modernism. DeCosta was known for his extraordinary knowledge of traditional oil painting materials and techniques which he acquired through his own independent study.

Arthur DeCosta himself was an atmospheric-representational painter in an era when representational painting was no longer the establishment. For the artists in this exhibition he represented an access to, and advocate of connection with the greatness of painting. His gift to his students was extraordinary knowledge and support in their pursuit of individual artistic identity.

Arthur DeCosta

Annunciation
Oil on Canvas
16″X 18″
NFS

Arthur DeCosta

Charlotte
Oil on Canvas
18″X 13″
NFS

Arthur DeCosta

Kaiser Rolls and Chestnuts
Oil on Canvas
8″X 10″
NFS

Arthur DeCosta

October
Oil on Canvas Board
7″X 8.5″
NFS

Arthur DeCosta

Poet and Fawn
Oil on Canvas
6″X 8″
NFS

Arthur DeCosta

Celadon Squash and Rose
Oil on Canvas
23″X 25″
NFS
On Loan Courtesy of The Woodmere Art Museum

Bo Bartlett

June
Oil on Panel
24″X 36″
NFS

Stanley Bielen

Saudade
Oil on Paper
14″X 12″
NFS

J. Clayton Bright

Boy with a Dragon Hat
Oil on Canvas
16″X 14.25″
NFS

Patrick Connors

Early Spring, Twin Sycamores, Laurel Hill Cemetery Ridge
Oil on Linen
42″X 36″
$20,000

Taryn Day

Tower
Oil on Linen Mounted on Board
14″X 11″
NFS

Vincent Desiderio

Dumbmouth
Oil on Mixed Media on Board
60″X 48″
NFS

Paul DuSold

Ariadne
Oil on Canvas
40″X 36″
$9,500

Doug Ferrin

Wheel of Love
Oil on Panel
12″X 16″
NFS

Carol Gaines

The White Vase
Oil on Canvas
15″X 11″
NFS

Al Gury

At Home
Oil on Panel
48″X 36″
$3,000

Nicholas James Harris

Hinge
Oil on Linen
26″X 37″
NFS

Charles Jay

Bouquet with Large Moth
Oil on Linen
30″X 24″
NFS

Russell Recchion

The Scholar
Oil on Canvas
33″X 24″
$16,000

Wade Schuman

Bird and Egg
Oil on Linen Panel
25″X 21″
NFS

Stuart Shils

Visiting Friends on the Coast near Narbonne, Early Summer
Acrylic on Wood Panel
13″X 15″
$5,500

Robert Simon

Torso with Right Arm and Left Leg
Wood-fired Stoneware, Wood Base
20″X 12″X 10″
NFS

Rebecca Dvorin Strong

The Passage of Time
Oil on Prepared Paper
22″X 30″
$6,500