Rodney Charles Hardee

Adam And Eve in the Garden, 1984
Oil on wood panel
Gift of Pat O’Brien Parsons, class of 1951
Period: 20th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Framed: 16 x 19 x 3/4 in. (40.64 x 48.26 x 1.91 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
(recto, LR, green paint) RODNEY C. HARDEE; also signed in his letter incribed on the verso (dated 1984)
(verso, CC, black ink) 1984/ Dear Friends, Hope you like this picture. I call it: "Adam and Eve in the Garden". This is the 4th Adam + Eve picture I have done (The other 3 are about half this size or less, and one of them is painted on a piece of china. Everyone seems to like my Adam + Eve pictures and I enjoy doing them a lot more than some of the others.) If you want to read the story, get out your Bible and read Genesis Chapter 3. Sincerely, Rodney Charles Hardee 1626 PINETOP DRIVE LAKELAND, FLA. 33805 Ph. 813- 858- 1057 FLAT PAINTING NUMBER 48; (verso, LL, black ink) JESUS LOVES YOU (with drawing of a cross and two flowers on either side); (verso, CR, U edge, black ink) drawing of night sky with clouds/ stars and palm tree below
Exhibition History v
Poughkeepsie, New York, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Faith and Fantasy in Outsider Art from the Permanent Collection," February 13-April 26, 2009.
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