Tom Ruthz is a Brazilian artist originally from Rio de Janeiro. Ruthz began his career as a painter focusing primarily in fine arts. He is also well-known for portraits, paintings of horses, urban scenes, seascapes and African tribal art. Several of Ruthz’s paintings have been well-received in the art community and added to private collections.
Although he has never received formal training, Ruthz has been painting professionally since 1988, and later teaching fine art painting. Throughout his career, he has received many awards at various competitions in Brazil, Italy, and other countries.
Ruthz relocated to Sao Paulo in 1994. He taught painting and drawing for many years at various art galleries in Sao Paulo, including in his own studio. He also taught courses and workshops in the cities of Salvador (Bahia Brazil), Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Miami, and Sarasota. While living in Amsterdam, Ruthz showcased his work in the Netherlands, Germany, England, France, and other European countries.