The William Rugh Gallery

About the Artists

Edward Widmayer, A Modern Master (1923-2010)

Edward WidmayerIn creating his original oils, fine artist Ed Widmayer has mastered several styles in his lifetime, from realism to modern. His abstract art, dubbed modern realism, depicts recognizable images in blocks of bold colors and shapes. Widmayer's first work is dated 1937. Widmayer attended the Pratt Institute in NYC, studying with the legendary Hans Hoffman. He also worked with Fernand Leger and Amdee Oznefant in Paris. While in Paris he painted a large body of abstract expressionist works, mostly on paper. Widmayer was selected for a national exhibition at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The modern master's works are represented in the many private collections, both here and abroad, and are exclusively represented by The William Rugh Gallery.

Fletcher Manley, Award-Winning Photography Artist

Fletcher ManleyFletcher Manley has traveled and photographed the world. You'll see images that capture the spirit and the people of France, Japan, and China as well as New England. The clarity and detail captured by this award-winning photographer make him sought after by gallery owners and art collectors alike. Manley has photographed four consecutive Winter Olympics Games, been profiled and published in national publications, and has worked for the prestigious Stinehour Press. Today, Manley works from his studio in Vermont on a limited commission basis.