Sam Adoquei - The Official Website

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New York Times

Florida Accent Newspaper
"I've never known anyone to go so far so fast in the art world. He represents the best of the young people who are coming up"

- Janet Hutchinson
Director Emeritus, Elliot Museum
July 15, 1992 The Accent Florida

Sud Ouest
"Contemporary Master"

September 3, 2001 Sud Ouest France

1962 Born in Ghana

1979 Ghanata College of Fine Arts
Ateliers throughout Italy
Art Students League, New York, NY

Teaching Experience
New York Academy of Figurative Arts-New York, NY
National Academy of Design-New York, NY
Art Students League-New York, NY
Lyme Academy of Art-Old Lyme, CT
Educational Alliance-New York, NY
Traditions and Times of Fine Arts-New York, NY,
President and Founder

Selected Exhibitions
2004 The Legacy of Martin Luther King-Montgomery Museum of Fine Art-Montgomery, Alabama
2003 The Legacy of Martin Luther King-Memphis Brooks Museum of Art-Memphis, Tennessee
2003 The Legacy of Martin Luther King-International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution-Washington, DC
2003 The Legacy of Martin Luther King-Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum-Minneapolis, Minnesota
2002 The Legacy of Martin Luther King-Bass Museum of Art-Miami Beach, Florida
2002 The Legacy of Martin Luther King-Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History-Detroit, Michigan
2000 League Masters Now-Art Students League-New York, NY
Millennium Landscape Painters-Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory, NY
1999 Re-Viewing Nature, Long Island Landscape Painting Today
-Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, NY, Ronald Pisano, Curator
The Vineyards of Bergerac by Sam Adoquei
-Chateaux Pecany, Bergerac, France
HEADS:Portraits of Friends-Merrill Mount College, NY
1997 Group Exhibition, Collection of Legacy Arts Ltd.-Miami, Florida
The Legacy Lives-Hillside College, Michigan
1996 The Legacy Lives-Lever House, New York, NY
1995 Art of the Politically Incorrect-Perry House Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
1994 National Academy of Design Annual Exhibition-New York, NY
1993 Figures and Still Life-Reed Walden Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Knickerbocker Artists at the Salmagundi Club-New York, NY
The Salmagundi Club Annual Exhibition-New York, NY
1991 Knickerbocker Artists at the Salmagundi Club-New York, NY
The Hudson Valley Arts Association Exhibition-New York, NY
1990 American Artists Professional League-New York, NY

Selected Bibliography
2003 The New York Times, June 16, "Inspired by Freedom and the King Legacy"
by Elizabeth Olson
International Artist Magazine, June, "The Art of the Portrait - Sam Adoquei - Composition is Everything"
1999 House Beautiful Magazine, September, "Hold That Pose"
by Margaret Kennedy
Sud Oest Newspaper, Bergerac, France, "Sam Adoquei Paints
the Vineyards of France"
1996 Legacy Lives, Alexander York, Catalogue
1994 American Artists Magazine, "Landscape Painting by Sam Adoquei
1992 The Capital Newspaper, "Sam Adoquei, Portrait of Admiral Lawrence
and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Wendy Lawrence
Accent, Stuart, Florida "Sitting Pretty" Up and Coming Artist Sam Adoquei
American Artists Magazine, "Painting Single Session Portraits"
by Sam Adoquei
The Artist Magazine, "Award Winners of 1992"
1989 The Artist Magazine, "Award Winners of 1989"

Elliot Museum, Stuart, Florida
The National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida
The Long Island Museum of Art, Stony Brook, NY
Elite Modeling Agency, New York, NY
Chateaux Pecany, Bergerac, France
Jackson Heights Arts Club, NY - In addition to several private collections

Selected Awards
Gold Medal in Oil Painting, Best Traditional Oil Painting, 42nd Annual
Knickerbocker Exhibition - As well as numerous awards both locally
and internationally.