Art Brokerage: American artist and Sculptor David Adickes was born in 1927 in Texas. The career of this well known Texas artist and sculptor spans six decades. Born in Huntsville, Texas, Adickes soon left home for a stint in the military. Although he has a degree in math and physics, he pursued art and studied in France and studied from 1948 to 1950 with modern French master Fernand Leger. After his studies, Adickes chose to return to the Houston area which is close to his home town of Huntsville. David Adickes' art has been featured in many one man shows across the United States and in France where he lived for six years early in his career. Mr. Adickes is well traveled and has circled the globe painting in Tahiti, Japan, Spain. His art is featured in many museums, and hundreds of corporate and private collections. The Virtuoso was David Adickes first large size sculpture commissioned in 1983 by the Lyric Center. The 76 foot statue of Sam Houston located in Huntsville, Texas was completed in 1994. His seven year project building presidential parks in South Dakota (August 2003) and Williamsburg, Virginia (March 2004) began in 1996. In 2003 Adickes returned to painting and produced many fine works. However, his love of sculpture inspired him to create his statue of Stephen F. Austin located in Henry Munson Park in Brazoria County, Texas.
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