Charles Whitfield Richards
(1906 - 1992)
Charles Whitfield Richards was active/lived in Louisiana, Mississippi. Charles Richards is known for portrait, figure and landscape painting, illustration.
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Biography Charles Whitfield Richards
The following, submitted March 2003, is from Mike Warner, a friend of the artist.
Southern artist and newspaperman Charles Richards was born in 1906 in Rome, Mississippi. Richards started his career at the age of fifteen as a copy boy for the Memphis Press. In 1927 he arrived in New Orleans and took a reporting job on the New Orleans Item. Over the following decades, he reported for newspapers throughout the South and East in cities such as New Orleans, Houston, Memphis, and New York. As was common practice during the first half of the twentieth century, Richards illustrated his own newspaper stories with imaginative drawings and portraits.
Richards turned to fine art full time in 1945, producing diverse works of landscapes,
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