About the Artist

Ernest Ruckle in 1999
Ernest Ruckle in 1999

Ernest Ruckle 1940 - 2018

Ernest Ruckle was born in Neptune, New Jersey, USA, in 1940. He specialized in literary criticism at Rutgers University and became an artist in 1963. He has exhibited in galleries and museums across America and has had ten one-man shows in New York. He lived in Waterford, Ireland from 1986 until his death in May 2018.

"Stupefying." — The Village Voice.
"Noteworthy among the unknowns."The New York Times.


His training in the careful methods of literary criticism has made him impatient with the more casual methods of art criticism and has alienated him from the art mainstream. In 1978 he wrote an essay on the need for reforming art criticism. Click here to download a copy in .pdf (Acrobat) format (4 pages, 188K).


He's represented by the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, 141 Prince Street, New York 10012. For further information about the late Ernest Ruckle or to enquire about purchasing one of his signed silk screen prints or original paintings please contact Tony Costine at cos9tnt@gmail.com.

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