Paintings by Peter Ruta, born 1918 and still painting up a storm. Here above is a recent bio that ran in the online magazine Tablet, by reporter/author Sarah Wildman, a good intro to Peter’s life as a refugee from Fascism who came to the US, served in the Second World War, returned to Italy and then back to the US and Mexico where he painted rugged elegant landscapes from 1970-2000. In between, many views of downtown New York, including the World Trade Center, whose towers figure in many ikonic paintings of the 80s and 90s. Since 2002-2, Ruta has painted still life, his best work, some say. For bio and some reviews,check out website peterruta.com, but the best sample of his work is right here. Enjoy the trip.