Reflection of Absence, 1990, Oil on Canvas, 84″ x 64″

Pink a Boob, 1988, Mixed Media on Kochi Paper, 30″ x 42″

Richards Ruben


Rubens constantly searched for new ideas in unexplored territories. He provoked the creative possibilities of sight by utilizing familiar forms and suggestive colors to question the boundaries and limitations with which we restrict ourselves when looking at objects of art or the horizon of our environment. Ruben painted in a very sculptural way. He drew with his stretcher bars, carving them and shaping the canvas to reflect his interest in how the inner rhythms of the image corresponded with the outer edges of the canvas as well as the canvas’ interaction with the wall itself.


Selected Collections

National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA.

Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA.

Reading Public Museum of Art, Reading, PA.

Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C.

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA.

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, N.Y.

San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA.

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA.

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA,

San Diego Museum of Fine Art, San Diego, CA.

Newport Harbor Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.

Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA,

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.

Stanford University Museum of Art, Palo Alto, CA.

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Pomona College, Claremont, CA.

University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Ball State University Art Museum, Muncie, IN.

University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA.

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, NH.

Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI.

Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT.

Newport High School, Newport, CA.

Bradley University, Peoria, IL.

Weatherspoon Gallery, U.N.C. (Dwan Collection), Greensboro, N.C.

Collection, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

General Electric Corporation, Fairfield, CT.

CIBA-GELGY, Ardsley, N.Y.

California Watercolor Society, CA.

Tamarind Collection, Los Angeles, CA.

Gruenwald Collection, Los Angeles, CA.

American Embassy Abroad (International Collection)

Woodward Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Pepsi Cola Corporation, N.Y.C.

Chubb Insurance, N.Y.C.

Siemans Capitol Corporation, N.Y.C.

The Sidney and Francis Lewis Foundation, Richmond, VA,

Equitable Life Insurance Company, N,Y.C.

AT&T, Piscatawny, N.J.

Cole of California, Los Angeles, CA.

Grarnbacher Artists Materials Collections, N.Y.C.