Rubman Art

I learned traditional furniture-making from masters such as Jeff Miller, Roger Cliffe, Michael Cullen and Marc Adams: solid hardwood construction with mortise and tenon joinery, dovetail joints, and exotic wood veneers. I particularly admire Japanese design and joinery.

I also love folk art, and the time-tested traditions of using common-place materials to create fine art. Quilts, and especially the work of African-American women such as the Gees Bend quilters, fascinate me. And ever since I saw James Hampton’s Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly, I’ve been hooked on making art out of every-day “stuff.”

I find material in my alley, on ebay and from dollar store wholesalers. My greatest find was a stock of 5000 emery boards for Butch’s Lube n’ Wash. On ebay, I found for $50 [and moving costs] the typeface inventory from a defunct print shop, about half a ton of lead type.

Furniture pieces are mostly priced in the $500-$1200 range. Jewelry boxes start at $200. The quilts are in the $1500-$5000 range.

Contact me and let's explore the possibilities for a special piece just for you.

David Rubman
David Rubman
53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 750
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel: 312 341-1907
Fax: 312 341-0797