About Noble Adler
  • Born in 1963, residing in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
  • Noble can be reached by e-mail at
image of the artist - Noble Statement

I am primarily focused on the figure and portrait with some exploration into non-representational imagery. As distinct from the classical realist movement, I am not interested in polished rendering for its own sake since the visible hand of the artist is more satisfying for communicating my response to people and situations, particularly the nude.

The one significant aspect that computers and other high tech tools lack, is the organic (analog) nature of physical materials. This sensual characteristic between the materials, the artist, and the viewer is something I relish given our progressive immersion in digital everything.

Some of my favorite artists in no particular order: Rembrandt, Eric Fischl, Egon Schiele, Lucian Freud, Richard E. Miller, Jenny Saville, Alex Kanevsky, Nicolai Fechin, Gerhard Richter, Jeremy Lipking, Valintine Serov, Anders Zorn, and Käthe Kollwitz.

Solo Shows

Vermeer in the XXI Century, Galerie Ingrid Cooper, North Bethesda Md, Dec 2008
Selected Work, Unitarian Church Rockville MD, January-February 2005
Body and Mind, Glenview Mansion Rockville MD, February 2004

Group Shows and Awards

MAA Kensington Labor Day Show 2017, 2nd Place/Figure

MAA Kensington Labor Day Show 2016, 1st Place/Figure

MAA Kensington Labor Day Show 2015, H.M./Figure

Bethesda MD, 2015, DC REALISTS

Ellicott City Paint It! 2014, Director's Choice Award

ArtSpace Herndon Expressions Portrait 2014, Finalist

MAA Kensington Labor Day Show 2014, H.M./Figure

MAA Kensington Labor Day Show 2013, 1st Place/Figure

MAA Kensington Labor Day Show 2012, 2nd Place/Portrait

The Yellow Barn Studio 18th Annual, 2nd Place, December 2012

The Art League Gallery (Alexandria, VA) Juried All Media, Honorable mention, April 2012

MAA Kensington Labor Day Show 2011

  • 1st Place/Portrait
  • Honorable Mention/Abstract

Rockville Art League Juried Show awards:

  • Best In Show, May 2018
  • 1st Place/Drawings, May 2018
  • 3rd Place/Drawings, May 2017
  • 1st Place/Drawings, Dec 2016
  • 2nd Place/Acrylic, Dec 2016
  • 1st Place/Drawings, May 2015
  • 1st Place/Oil, May 2015
  • 1st Place/Drawings, May 2014
  • 3rd Place/Drawings, Dec 2013
  • 3rd Place/Drawings, Dec 2012
  • 1st Place/Oil, May 2012
  • 2nd Place/Drawings, May 2012
  • 2nd Place/Acrylic, Dec 2011
  • 3rd Place/Drawings, Dec 2011
  • 2nd Place/Drawings, May 2011
  • Honorable Mention/Oil, May 2011
  • Honorable Mention/Oil, May 2010
  • 1st Place/Drawings Dec 2008
  • 2nd Place/Acrylic Dec 2006
  • 1st Place/Oil, Dec 2005
  • 2nd Place/Charcoal, May 2003
  • Honorable Mention/Pastel, May 2002

Ratner Museum, April/May 2005
Ratner Museum, February/March 2004
RAL @ Unitarian Church, Judged Show, 2nd Place/Oil, May 2003
Montgomery College Juried All Media Student Show, May 2002


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