GeorgePaintingBorn in Chicago, George Rhoads studied at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and L’Académie de Chaumière in Paris. After initial success with expressionist paintings of New York City, he turned to painting in the tradition of the Renaissance masters, and later painted scenes from American history and folklore. Today, his landscapes of New York’s Finger Lakes region reflect a surrealistic, dreamlike quality reminiscent of works by George Inness and Ralph Blakelock of the Hudson River School. “Of the infinite ways of seeing the objective world, I subjectively choose those that move me in ways clear to me but impossible to translate in words from the language of painting. These are not necessarily the pretty, the spectacular, the dramatic, the mysterious, or the memorable, but may include any of these. I strive to convey my intangible world by means of the tangible. I let paintings paint themselves without knowing exactly where I’m going until I get there. I see something that seizes me—a cloud formation, light on water, trees against the sky—and that becomes the first step into a painting. Then I grope and feel my way, following the vision and emotion that first inspired me.”





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Meandering Stream
11” x 14”
2014

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Sunset on the Lake
9” x 12”
2014

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Flowers in Lake
9” x 14”
2011

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Cold Lake
8” x 12”
2011

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Autumn Sunset
11” x 14”
2011

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Three Pines Trees
7” x 11”
2012

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Clam Diggers
16” x 20”

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Urban Scene
5” x 7”

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Forest Scene
8” x 12”
2012

Marina
Marina
18” x 30”
2007

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Summer Shoreline
2010

Clouds at Sunrise
Clouds at Sunrise
12” x 16”
2013

Tree by River
Tree by the River
14” x 18”
1984

Sunset over the Lake
Sunset over the Lake
10” x 20”
2006