Paintings by Robert Adzema, as seen in Private Residence, NY, NY

Paintings by Robert Adzema seen at Private Residence - Lily Pond paintings
Paintings by Robert Adzema seen at Private Residence - Lily Pond paintings

Lily Pond paintings

Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, whose campus is just a short walk from Robert's studio, has a beautiful rose garden with a water lily pond as the centerpiece.

He had painted this pond with its lilies in all the seasons, from the emergence of the first buds of spring, to the capping of the pond with ice and snow in winter. He was
captivated by the lilies, by the reflections on the water above and the depth of the water below, with its ever busy population of goldfish and frogs.

The high point of this series was his realization, as he painted separate close-ups of the lilies, that if he put the paintings together, they integrated into a single composition, a much larger painting of the pond. The result was 14 paintings hung together to form the larger painting shown. Not long after he finished this series, he was commissioned to design a sundial for this lily pond.

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Meet the Creator

Robert Adzema is a painter and a sculptor who was born and educated in the United States. He currently resides in Connecticut He first studied watercolor painting with John Pappas at Dumont High School. He received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Indiana University.
In 1978, Mr. Adzema co-authored with Mablen Jones “The Great Sundial Cutout Book“, both a teaching guide to sundial science and a practical guide for making one’s own accurate sundial models. Since that time he has made sundials an essential part of this sculptural work.
He has created sundials and other sculpture for public plazas, schools, libraries, museums, memorials and gardens both public and private in the US and Europe. In 2001, he was awarded the Sawyer Dialing Prize from the North American Sundial Society.
Mr. Adzema is a professional plein-air landscape watercolor painter. He feels that the freedom and immediacy of the watercolor medium is a perfect balance to the exactness and mathematical geometry of sundials.
He has had numerous one person shows of his sundials and his watercolors. Adzema’s work is in the public collections of The City of New York, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The New York City Board of Education, the State of Connecticut and Rockland County in New York.