David Adickes

"Vase and Branches, Kyoto" Impressionist Style Still Life 1958



Oil Paint, Wood


Black and tan toned still life of a vase with branches spread out across the top of the composition. The work is signed by the artist in the bottom corner along with titled, dated and signed on the back. It is framed in a thick black frame with a gold trim.

Artist Biography

Born in Huntsville in 1927, Adickes graduated from Huntsville High School in 1943. Nearing the end of World War II, at age 17 he joined the Air Force and regularly traveled to France. “I always liked art and was always drawing in the margins of my book,” Adickes said. “But being in Paris where there are galleries and museums on every corner—as just a small-town kid from Huntsville, Texas—that was my turning point.” After completing his service, Adickes returned to Huntsville and earned his bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University. He then studied art with artist Fernand Leger in France for two years before moving to Houston to open his own art school.

Dimensions With Frame

H 20 in. x W 23 in. x D 1.5 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 15.5 in. x W 18.25 in.