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Psalm 104, Watercolor, 9" x 12"






Will Ryder

249 Maple Ave., Patchogue, NY 11772


     The drawings and paintings of Will Ryder focus on landscapes and stories. His pictorial compositions are whimsical in nature and often utilize bold linear designs and pure colors. The artist is known for his found-object sculptures and toys, which are the humorous outgrowth of some of the images found in his paintings.

     He has exhibited his work in the New York metropolitan area for the past 40 years and has been a member of the Bell St. Artists since its inception. His group exhibits include: St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY, The University at Stony Brook, NY, and Lincoln Square Gallery, New York, NY. His solo exhibits include: Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY, and York College Gallery, Jamaica, NY.

     His work is represented in many public and private collections, including: Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY, Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia, PA, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, and Martin Luther King Elementary School, Wyandanch, NY. In 2005, he completed a large mosaic at Temple Beth-El, Patchogue, NY, which he began in 2000.

     Will Ryder was born in Ossining, NY in 1944. He is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz, and holds a doctorate in art education from New York University. He is the author of The Art Experience and Celebrating Diversity with Art, and the illustrator of several children's textbooks. He is a Retired Professor of Art Education & Fine Arts at York College (CUNY), Jamaica, NY.


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Funny Puppy, Wooden Found Object Sculpture, approx.22" x 10"

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Old Entryway, Temple Beth El Mosaic, approx. 8' x 10'

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Spotted Dog, Wooden Found Object Sculpture, approx. 12" x 24"

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Waiheke Scene, Acrylic, 24" x 30"

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Sailboat, Acrylic, 16" x 20"

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Mordecai, Acrylic, 16" x 20"

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West Sayville Scene, Acrylic, 28" x 36"

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