Robert Rucker was born in New Orleans, La., and lived most of his life there. The son of a Mississippi River steamboat captain became best known for paintings of Louisiana scenes, which have been admired for their atmospheric beauty as well as their historical accuracy. His favorite subjects included the bayous, plantation homes and the grand steamboats.

 

     Historically, Rucker is the successor in a line of great Louisiana landscape painters that includes Richard Clague (1821-1873), William Henry Buck (1840-1888), Marshall J. Smith (1854-1923), Alexander Drysdale ( 1870-1934), Knute Heldner (1875-1952). At age 16, he opened his own gallery in the French Quarter. Just a few years later he was stricken with polio but in recognition of his great artistic promise the state funded his education at the John McCrady School of Fine Arts in New Orleans. He then went on to teach painting in his own studio, designed textiles, and worked as a medical artist at Tulane University School of Medicine.

 

     Notably, Rucker was given a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art; and in 1996 won the Louisiana Legends Award. His works can be found in museums throughout Louisiana and the South.

 

 

C.Oil: #1 - "Cajun Cabin" - Louisiana Landscape

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

 

Ca: 1980's - Owner acquired painting in 1987 - FOR SALE - $7500.00

 

Signed: Robert M Rucker - This is the reverse image of the famous Louisiana Landscape ain

 

 

C.Oil: #2 - "St. Francisville Statue"

 

Oil on Canvas - 8" x 10"

 

Ca: 1990's - Owner acquired in 2006 from California

 

FOR SALE - $1,500.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #3 - "Audubon Zoo"

 

Oil on Canvas - 14" x 18"

 

Ca: 1990's - Owner acquired painting 1993

 

FOR SALE - $2,500.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker


C.Oil: #4 - "California Grape Vineyard"

 

Oil on Canvas - 36" x 48"

 

Ca: 1980's - Owner acquired painting in 1989

 

FOR SALE - $15,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #5 - "Working The Cotton Field Plantation"

 

Oil on Canvas - 22" x 32"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in 2009

 

FOR SALE: $8,000.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #6: - "Still Waters"

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 28"

 

CA: 1990's - Owner acquired painting 1992

 

FOR SALE: $6,500.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #7 - "Forgotten Oak"

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

 

Ca: 1971 - Owner acquired painting 2010

 

FOR SALE: $3,000.00

 

Signed: Robert M Rucker

 

C.Oil: #8: - "The Old Barn"

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner Acquired painting in 1987

 

FOR SALE - $7,000.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #9 - "House on Coliseum Square - New Orleans"

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

 

Ca: 1980's - Owner Acquired painting in 2006

 

FOR SALE: $6,000.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #10 - "Still Life and Wine"

 

Oil on board - 16" x 20"

 

Ca: April 1963 - Owner Acquired painting in 2007

 

FOR SALE - $2,500.00

 

Signed: R. Rucker - Also signed and dated on the back of painting

 

C.Oil: #11 - "Red Roses"

 

Oil on Canvas - 8" x 10"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in 1992

 

FOR SALE - $800.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #12 - "Violet Roses"

 

Oil on Canvas - 8" x 10"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in 1992

 

FOR SALE - $800.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #13 - "The Antique Shop"

 

Oil on Canvas - 24" x 30"

 

Ca: 1990's - Owner acquired painting in 2008

 

FOR SALE - $10,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #14 - "Fisherman On A Log"

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

 

Ca:1970's - Owner acquired painting 1992

 

FOR SALE - $10,000.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #15 - "Azelea Pond"

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 28"

 

Ca: 1980 - Owner acquired from Mr. Rucker upon completion in 1988

 

FOR SALE - $8,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #16 - "Steamboats Passing on The Mississippi"

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in late 1987

 

FOR SALE - $10,000.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #17 - "The Old Fishing Cabin On The Bayou"

 

Oil on Canvas - !8" x 24"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in 2010

 

FOR SALE - $7,500.00fF

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #18 - "Tulane Ivy Scholar"

 

Oil on Canvas - 24" x 30"

 

Ca: 1990 - Owner acquired painting upon completion by Mr. Rucker 1993

 

FOR SALE: $8,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #19 - "Loyola Exposition Gate"

 

Oil on Canvas - 22" x 28"

 

Ca: 1990's - Owner acquired painting upon completion by Mr. Rucker 1993

 

FOR SALE: $ 7,500.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #20 - "Blue Hibiscus on Fence"

 

Oil on Canvas - 22" x 30"

 

Ca: 1980's - Owner acquired painting 1989

 

FOR SALE - $8,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #21 - "The Ole Grocery Cart"

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired in late 1987

 

FOR SALE - $6,500.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #22 - "Colorado Stream"

 

Oil on Canvas - 24" x 34"

 

Ca: 1980's - Owner acquired painting in the late 1989

 

FOR SALE: $6,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #23 - "Roses On The Porch"

 

Oil on Canvas - 16" x 20"

 

Ca: 1980's - Owner acquired painting in the late 1989

 

FOR SALE - $6,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #24 - "House Across the Street from Roses"

 

Oil on Canvas - 16" x 20"

 

Ca: 1990's - Owner acquired painting in the late 1994

 

FOR SALE - $6,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

C.Oil: #25 - "Pink Roses"

 

Oil on Canvas - 16" x 20"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in the late 1992

 

FOR SALE - $5,000.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #26 - "The Race"

 

Oil on Canvas - 20" x 24"

 

Ca: 1957 - Owner acquired painting in 2010

 

FOR SALE - $7,500.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker 1957

 

C.Oil: #27 - "Steamboat At Oak Point"

 

Oil on Canvas - 16" x 20"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in 2010

 

FOR SALE - $7,500.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #28 - "Side Wheeler Ames Lee"

 

Oil on Masonite - 8" x 10"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting 2010

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #29 - "The Tennessee Belle"

 

Oil on Canvas - 8" x 10"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in 2010

 

Signed: Robert Rucker

 

C.Oil: #30 - "Uncle Oliver"

 

Oil on board - 10" x 14"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2011

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #31 - "Nelson Boy"

 

Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24"

 

Ca: 1960's - Owner acquired painting in 2011

 

FOR SALE - $3,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Rucker

 

C.Oil: #32 - "Steamboat Natchez"

 

Oil on Canvas - 36" x 28"

 

Ca: late 1970's - Owner acquired painting from New Orleans in late 1970's

 

Signed: R. M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #33 - "Bayou Manchac"

 

Oil on Canvas - 16" x 20"

 

Ca: 1960's - Owner acquired painting in 2011

 

FOR SALE: $6,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Rucker

 

C.Oil: #34 - "Golden Eagle Steamboat"

 

Oil on Canvas - 16" x 20"

 

Ca:Late 1960's - Owner acquired painting in 2011

 

FOR SALE - $6,500.00

 

Signed: Robert Rucker

 

C. Oil: #35 - "Union Soldiers Attacking Port Hudson" - Civil War

 

Oil on Canvas - 16" x 20"

 

Ca: 1970's - This painting was severely damaged in Hurricane Isaac and restored back to original condition in 2013

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.Oil: #36 - "Gazebo View"

 

Oil on Canvas - 26" x 32"

 

Ca: 1980's - Owner acquired painting in 1992

 

FOR SALE - $8,000.00

 

Signed: Robert Malcolm Rucker

 

 

C.W: #1 - "The Ole Smoke House"

 

Watercolor on paper - 15" x 10"

 

FOR SALE - $2,500.00

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired from estate sale in 2008. This painting was in Franklin Plantation in New Iberia, La.

 

Signed: Robert Rucker

 

C.W: # 2 - "Steamboat J Gay"

 

Watercolor on paper - !0" x 14"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting from collector 2009

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

 

C.W: #3 - "Blue New Orleans - Pirates Alley"

 

Watercolor on paper - 16" x 28"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2008

 

FOR SALE - $4,000.00

 

Signed: R. M. Rucker

 

C.W: #4 - "Purple Blossoms"

 

Watercolor on paper - 20" x 14"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting 2008

 

FOR SALE - $1,500.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

C.W: #5 - "Marshland Cypress At Dusk"

 

Watercolor on paper - 10" x 14"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in 2008

 

FOR SALE: $2,000.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

 

C.W: #6 - "Pirates Alley - New Orleans"

 

Waterecolor on board - 6" x 9"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2010

 

FOR SALE - $1,000.00

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #7 - "St Louis Cathedral - New Orleans"

 

Watercolor on board - 6" x 9"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2010

 

FOR SALE - $1,000.00

 

Signed: Rucker

 

 

C.W: #8 - "Pirates Alley - New Orleans"

 

Watercolor on paper - 4" x 11"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2010

 

FOR SALE - THIS PAIR #8 & 9 - $1,500.00

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #9 - "New Orleans French Quarter"

 

Watercolor on paper - 4" x 11"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2010

 

Signed: Rucker


 

C.W: #10 - "Pirates Alley - New Orleans"

 

Watercolor on paper - 4" x 11"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2007 New York

 

FOR SALE THIS PAIR #10 & 11 - $1,500.00

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #11 - "French Quarter - New Orleans"

 

Watercolor on paper - 4" x 11"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2007'

 

Signed: Rucker

 

 

C.W: #12 - "Pirates Alley - New Orleans"

 

Watercolor on paper -4" x 11"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2008

 

FOR SALE - $750.00

 

Signed: Rucker

 

 

C.W. #13 - "French Quarter" - New Orleans

 

Watercolor on paper - 10" x 15"

 

Ca: Origin - Indiana

 

 

Signed: Rucker

 

 

C.W: #14 - "Buggy Ride in French Quarter"

 

Watercolor on paper - 4" x 11"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2008

 

FOR SALE THIS PAIR #14 & 15 - $1,500.00

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #15 - "Pirates Alley - New Orleans"

 

Watercolor on paper - 4" x 11"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2008'

 

Singed: Rucker


C.W: #16 - "Old C At Silver Plume Colorado"

 

Watercolor on paper - 18" x 14"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in 2010 New Orleans

 

FOR SALE: $1,500.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

 

C.W: #17 - "Pirates Alley - New Orleans"

 

Watercolor on paper -5" x 14"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting 2011

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #18 - "French Quarter - New Orleans"

 

Watercolor on paper - 5 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting 2011'

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #19 - "Cajun Fisherman"

 

Watercolor on paper - 15" x 11"

 

Ca: 1970's - Owner acquired painting in 2011

 

FOR SALE: $1,250.00

 

Signed: Robert M. Rucker

 

 

C.W: #20 - "St Louis Cathedral - New Orleans"

 

Watercolor on paper - 7" x 16"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in New Orleans 1950

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #21 - "New Orleans French Quarter"

 

Watrercolor on paper 7" x 16"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting 1950 N.O.

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #22 - "New Orleans French Quarter" & "Pirates Alley"

 

Watercolor on paper -5 1/2" x 15 1/2" times 2 paintings

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired paitings in 2011 from Colorado

 

FOR SALE - THIS PAIR $1,500.00

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #23 - "Pirates Alley with Nun Strolling"

 

Watercolor on paper - 9" x 12"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting in 2010 Maryland

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #24 - Pair of "New Orleans French Quarter"

 

Watercolor on paper- 5" x 14"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired paintings 2012

 

FOR SALE THIS PAIR - $1,500.00

 

Signed: Rucker

 

C.W: #25 - "Steamboat Stella"

 

Watercolor on paper - 10" x 14"

 

Ca: 1950's - Owner acquired painting from Lafayette 2012

 

Signed: Rucker

 

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