A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840
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R. Curtis Grosvenor

After great and ancient civilizations have passed, what is their legacy? The tangible gift they often leave is their art. Be it painting, pottery, sculpture, literature, architecture, or jewelry, we find these treasures filling the best museums around the world. There is an intrinsic value in original art that can survive the ages.

Rick grew up in an artistic household, under the tutelage of his father (Richard Grosvenor) and the camaraderie and competitive influence of his three siblings. He works mainly in oil on canvas now but has worked in many media including: pen and ink, watercolor and woodblock print. Rick is adept at creating and manipulating images on the computer.

Always looking to put the viewer into the scene, his work moves between landscapes and portraits, seascapes and figures with the intent of capturing the subtle changes in hue and value that give paintings depth and atmosphere and suggest different times of day and year.

Rick is currently a member of the Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI, the Newport Art Museum, and an artist member of the Providence Art Club in Providence, RI. His work has been included in a number of galleries: Spring Bull Gallery, Arnold Art and the Harbor Gallery in Newport, 5 Main Gallery in Wickford, Lifeforms Gallery in Providence and Nasruden Gallery on Newbury St. in Boston. He illustrated editions two and three of the “Beachstrollers Handbook from Maine to Cape Hatteras” by Donald Zinn, Pequot Press rev. ed. 1975, and Globe Pequot Press, second edition, 1985.

Rick has been juried into the Newport Art Museum’s Members’ Show many times, winning the best in oil painting category in 2012 and an honorable mention in 2015. He’s also won several Honorable Mentions in other exhibitions, for example: honorable mention at the Spring Bull Gallery fakes and forgeries exhibit in 2011, and the Spring Bull Gallery Artist’s Choice Show in 2016.

Working at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts, Rick produced scientific graphs, slides and illustrations in pen and ink. He taught at Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH, and was head of the Art Department, and St. Mark’s School where he taught computer science and photography. He trained under William Reimann at Harvard and under his father, Richard Grosvenor, at St. George’s School in Middletown, RI.