T  O  M  A  S  Z   R  U  T

        THE ARTIST

  

 Tomasz Rut was born in 1961 and raised in Warsaw, Poland. Son of Tadeusz, an Olympic athlete and Wanda, an artist and art teacher, Tomasz was introduced to the world of art in his early childhood and demonstrated prodigious talent, first exhibited at his solo show in Warsaw at the tender age of eleven.

In the course of his formal art studies, Tomasz attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and then continued his training to gain a profound understanding of art history, painting techniques and styles at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he earned his Master’s Degree in art conservation.

Offered his first job by the prestigious Biltmore House in Asheville, NC, Rut employed his skills working on the Estate’s Collection as well as on a 

 number of large scale mural restoration projects 
  

for such clients as the Smithsonian Institution and the Treasury Department in Washington, DC, the State House in Trenton, NJ, the Society for the Preservation of the New England Antiquities in Boston, MA, and the Library of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, FL. 

After opening his first studio in West Palm Beach, FL, Tomasz briefly continued to work on restoration projects which included the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and Villa Vizcaya in Miami, the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, and the Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. 

During that time, while continually painting and drawing in search of his definitive personal form of artistic expression, Rut started transitioning from art conservation into creating art, focused initially on large scale decorative and mural projects commissioned by interior designers for prominent Palm Beach and Miami estates, including celebrity and many Forbes’ richest American clients.Given a sufficient degree of artistic freedom, and challenged by the vast scope of required creativity, Tomasz was able to start developing his own consistent artistic vision and painting technique.Finding and formulating his own distinctive style and method of painting in the early nineties, the artist gradually abandoned commissioned work and devoted himself fully to to his own art. Soon, his early works were published and appeared in many galleries, gaining Tomasz recognition as one of the leading contemporary figurative painters.

In 1999, the Robb Report magazine’s Best of the Best issue named Tomasz Rut as one of the five most collectible living artists, among such distinguished names as Botero, Chihuly, Clemente and Hockney.
Over the years, his artwork, published in two retrospective, hard cover books and available in limited editions, has reached many thousands of collectors from around the world, including celebrities and museums.
In 2011 Tomasz Rut’s paintings were officially included in the Vatican Collection among such masters as Michelangelo and Raphael by pope Benedict XVI - the event that the artist considers a great honor and accomplishment.

  

            SELECTED GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Richard Thomas Galleries, CA
Richard Thomas Galleries, UT
Objects and Images, Bronxville, NY
Pacific Fine Arts, Kailua Kona, HI
Sierra Galleries, Zepher Cove, CA
Sierra Galleries, Zepher Lake Tahoe, CA
Sierra Gallery, Visalia, CA
Terri Gallery, Mataire, LO
Profile Art Gallery, Jupiter, FL
Gallery Vendome, New York, NY
Gallery Vendome, Palm Desert, CA
Wentworth Galleries, Miami, FL
Ambassador Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Wolf Galleries, Tulsa, OK
Apropos Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Art Express, Miami, FL
Coastal Gallery, Wailea, HI
Douglas Albert Gallery, State college, PA
Davielle Peleg Gallery, MI
Frank Mamone Gallery, CA

Gallery 2000, Washington, DC
Gallery 44, Ellicott Center, MD
Gallery One main, NJ
Gallery Michelangelo, Las Vegas, NV
Legacy Fine Art, Sedona, AZ
Miranda Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA
Masterpiece Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Espace Pierre Bonnard, Le Cannet, France
Jupiter Town Hall, FL
The Forge, Miami Beach, FL
Galleria di Sorrento, Las Vegas, NV
Gallery Hawaii, Lahaina, HI
New River Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Chasen Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Chasen Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Larry Collins Fine Art, CA
Frank Abreu Fine Art, Destin, FL
Collection Privee, Miami Beach, FL
Collection Privee, Tampa, FL 
Mac Fine Art, Dania, FL
Galerie Brion, Delray Beach, FL
Galerie Brion, Bal Harbor, FL
Park West Gallery, Southfield, MI
Hamilton Selway Fine Art, Hollywood, CA
Celebration Fine Art, San Diego, CA
R & R Bond Gallery, Sarasota, FL

                      

 Pope Benedict XVI / The Vatican Collection

President Donald Trump

President of Poland Lech Walesa
Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah
Sylvester Stallone / Actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger / Actor

Britney Spears / Singer

Celine Dion / Singer

Martha Stewart / Entrepreneur, TV host

Steve Winn / Entrepreneur
Kirstie Alley / Actress
Nicolette Sheridan / Actress

Joel Osteen / Religious Speaker, TV Host
Scott Stapp / Vocalist
Bob Turley / Baseball Player
Aubrey Huff / Baseball Player
Wayne Huizenga / Owner Miami Dolphins
Gianni Versace / Designer
Richard Himmel / Designer
William Eubanks / Designer
Tui Pranich / Designer
Scott Snyder / Designer
Lady Blanka Rosenstiel / Philanthropist
Abraham Gosman / Businessman
Melvin Simon / Businessman
Gilbert Lehrmann / Businessman
Martin Gruss / Businessman
Alvin Malnik / Businessman
Norman Brinker / Businessman
Thomas Kramer / Developer
Bob Schultz / Author

Alexander Brest Museum, FL
Mississipi Museum of Art, MS
Coral Springs Museum of Art, FL
The Shacknow Museum of Art, FL
Wake Forest University, NC
Mobile Museum of Art, AL
Ziegler Museum of Art, LO
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, PA
Frye Museum of Art, WA

Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL

SELECTED MUSEUMS AND PRIVATE COLLECTORS

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