b 1934 - 2015
It's the Old Masters who inspired Custode as an artist, "Rembrandt, Goya, Diego Velazquez, people who went beyond painting pretty pictures. They delved into life itself to find those elusive truths that we always claim we're looking for."
He was always just an excellent teacher, extremely passionate about art and what he did. His greatest strength was his passion for art, and it came through in his teaching and in his work.
The Flower of Ringing College by Susan Rife
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1964 - Present - Faculty, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
1963 - 1964 - Art Instructor, Longboat Key Art Center, Florida
1962 - 1963 - Freelance Illustrator, Bradenton, Florida
1959 - 1962 - Ringling School of Art and Design, Four Year Dertificate in Illustation, graduated with honors.
1958 - 1959 - Display Designer, Kane Furniture Co, St Petersburg, Florida
1957 - 1958 - Illustrator, U.S.A.F. Kadena, AFB, Okinawa
1955 - 1956 - Draughtsman, Pinecastle Air Force BAse, Orlando, Florida
1954 - 1955 - U.S.A.F. Fort Belvoir, Va. Courses in topography and drafting
1953 - 1954 - Type Disginer, Mergenthaler Linotype Co.
1952 - 1953 - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, courses in Design and Figure Drawing
1948 - 1952 - Boys High School, Brooklyn, NY (major in art)
Florida Artists, traveling exhibit
Bertha Gladstone Gallery, Woodstock, FL
Stanley Glen Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Hannelore Art Gallery, PrintsTwo Man Show, Sarasota, FL
Smith Willow Gallery, Altanta, Georgia
Oehlschlaeger Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
Florida Artists' Show, First Place Award, St. Armand's Key, Floirda
Plaza Art Show, First Place Award, Best Painting
Society of the Four Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
Naples Art Gallery, Naples, Florida
Gulf Coast Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Lakeland Art Center, Lakeland, Florida
Art League of Manatee County
Florida State Fair, Florida Artist Show
West Coast Art Show, Ringling Museum
Sarasota Art Association
Fine Arts Society, Sarasota, FL
Permanent Collection, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
Permanent Collection, Ohio University, Ohio
New College, Sarasota, FL
Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota, FL
Frank Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Sarasota, FL