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International Skin Tones Project with Samuel Adoquei

  • 15 Oct 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Loft Artists Association, 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT


  • Presentation with discussion. Loft Artists Association 575 Pacific Street 2nd Floor (Stairs), Stamford, CT.


The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and Loft Artists Association

in conjunction with the juried exhibition Faces & Figures 2022 proudly present 

Samuel Adoquei and 

The International Skin Tones Project

Saturday, October 15, 4 - 5:30 pm

Loft Artists Association

575 Pacific Street 2nd Floor (Stairs), Stamford, CT

Artists, officials, teachers, press* and citizens of all backgrounds

are welcome to this very special event!

Join us in Celebrating The Gift of Evolution:

"The few complexions we started with are multiplying and changing to help our human race evolve and advance. With art, paint and color let's celebrate our beautiful skin tones!" Samuel Adoquei

First came his vision, then the acclaimed books, and now an international movement! "The Skin Tones Project” has grown from Adoquei’s written works and his mission as an artist and celebrated teacher at major art institutions.

Four Pillars of the Skin Tone Project:

Purpose, Plan, Partnerships, and Portraiture (Past, Present and Future)  

The presentation reveals the importance of The Skin Tones Project and the international movement it is inspiring by taking participants on a journey through the history of western art and portraiture to arrive at a humanistic vision for its future. In addition to discussing portraiture as a vehicle for honoring human beauty in its many forms, the speaker will offer practical and technical tools for artists on how to render a range of skin tones in paint. 

About the Artist 

SAMUEL ADOQUEI is a notable artist known for his timeless traditional artworks and his authorship of multiple books on the theories, philosophies and practices of painting.

Mr. Adoquei’s paintings have been featured in numerous publications and have collected in notable museums and institutions such as the Harvard Club, Yale Club, Columbia University and in private collections. To combine art and science, Samuel Adoquei was invited 2000 by Dr. James Watson to paint views from the compounds of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where Dr. James Watson discovered the DNA molecule.SAM ADOQUEI served on the faculties of the National Academy of Design and the New York Academy School of Fine Art.

Sam Adoquei has authored four books including the best-seller, Origins of Inspirations. His most recent book A Short Story of Skin Tones in Art has morphed into The Skin Tones Project - an international movement. His monumental work, The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., has been shown at the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, AL. Adoquei's sitters include Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence, Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, Miss Denmark, Jeanette Christjansen. His paintings can be found in the collections of the Harvard Club (NYC), the National Museum of Naval Aviation (Pensacola, FL), Columbia University (NYC), and Princeton University (NJ).

Mr, Adoquei also serves on the advisory board of The Portrait Society of America. Appearing in their Newsletter Art of The Portrait, December 2021, the article below describes a just few highlights from the first-annual World Skin Tones Day. For more information, visit, Official "Skin Tones Project" Website. 

We are honored to bring Mr. Adoquei to Stamford for this one day only. Make your reservation today!

*For free press pass, kindly write your request your publication credentials to .

Faces & Figures 2022 Official Website

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