David Adickes Paintings and Monumental Sculptures

Though Texan artist David Pryor Adickes (b. 1927) is widely known for his monumental ferrocement sculptures of the U.S. Presidents and The Beatles, he began his career as a painter and continues today to produce some great pieces from his studio in Houston, Texas.  Some interesting facts about Adickes; he studied with Fernand Léger in France from 1948-1950 and his work adorned the walls of Elvis Presley's Graceland home (see below). He currently offers selected paintings as Giclee prints on his website.
Man Coming out of Shadows, acrylic on canvas. Adickes

Cubist Philosopher, acrylic on canvas. Adickes

Artist with Cubist Leanings. Adickes (prints available)

Trumpeter (Harlequin), oil on canvas. Old Hat Auctions, 2005

Harlequin with Bird, oil on canvas. William Reaves Fine Art, 2007

Portrait of Gentlemen with Bird, oil on panel. Simpson Galleries, 2008

untitled- bearded male, oil on panel. Lewis & Maese Auctions, 2008

Bullfighter, c. 1965, oil on canvas. William Reeves Fine Art, available at time of post

Two with Bird and Guitar. Adickes (prints available)

Three Against Bright Blue. Adickes (prints available)

The David Adickes painting that adorned Elvis Presley's Graceland home.

Cubist Floral, oil on board. Simpson Galleries, sold 2005

Cubist Flowers with Black Boarder. Adickes (prints available)

White Chest, 1961, oil on board. William Reaves Fine Art, available at time of post

Still Life with Wine and Melon, oil on board. Simpson Galleries, 2006

Antibes at Dawn, oil on board. Simpson Galleries, 2008

City and Orange Moon, oil on board. Simpson Galleries, 2006

The Port at Antibes - France, oil on panel. Simpson Galleries, 2009

David Adickes at his studio on South Main in Houston, Texas, 1953. Image via

Below are some of David's monumental sized ferrocement sculptures
The Beatles sculptures on display at Adickes' Sculpturworx in Houston, Texas. Photo: Mike McGuff

Looking up to the Beatles, Ringo Starr. Photo: Mike McGuff

Row of presidential sculptures by David Adickes, Pearland, Texas. Photo: David Pancamo

Presidential boneyard, Houston, Texas. Photo: Smokke

Adickes cleaning President Obama's ear. Photo: AP/ David J. Phillip

Ringo Starr head in progress at Sculpturworx, Houston, Texas. Photo: Paul McRae

David Adickes sculpting George Harrison's eyes at Sculpturworx, Houston, Texas. Photo: Paul McRae

To see more images of Adickes' sculptures, check out the flickr pool dedicated to his works.
To learn more about the artist and the sculpting process click here.
To see more information about his career click here.

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