Programs and Exhibits

Riddick Related Art

In conjunction with the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society, Riddick’s Folly has mounted its newest exhibit entitled “Riddick Related Art”. There are five different artists included in the exhibit. All of them are direct descendants of Mills and Mary Taylor Riddick. The exhibit was installed in memory of Henry Alvin Rawles, Jr., one of the five artists. He has always supported both the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society and Riddick’s Folly House Museum. The exhibit will run from February 14, 2010 through August 31, 2010. If you have any questions concerning this exhibit please contact me at Riddick’s Folly 934-0822 rfcurator@verizon.net

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These are some of the items that were executed by Gertrude Riddick Pruden. She was a very proficient artist and worked with many different mediums, such as: oil on canvas, weaving, woodcarving, and silhouette cutting just to name a few.

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This is a watercolor of the Jacob Daughtrey House that once stood in a field on Route 58 just before entering Holland, Virginia. In its abandon state it became a very popular subject for artists. This painting is by John Brooke Pruden, III. Henry Alvin Rawles, Jr also painted the house.

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George Paine Riddick painted this small watercolor of the Old Market that once stood on North Main Street in Suffolk, Virginia. Mr. Riddick did not have any formal training in art, but became a very accomplished commercial artist in Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia. Judging from his works that we have seen, some his best art was done while in his mid seventies.