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Joseph Richards

 (1921 - 2007)
Joseph Richards was active/lived in New York, Illinois, Iowa.  Joseph Richards is known for photo realism-mechanical subject painting.

Biography   Joseph Richards


Educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and in Chicago at the Art Institute, the American Academy and the Mizen Academy, Joseph Richards painted rural and urban industrial subjects in a photo realist style.  Among his images are cupolas of homes, barns and churches; sections of mechanical parts such as pulleys; and hayloft ventilators.  He describes these types of paintings as "one bit of whimsy and frivolity displayed in an otherwise austere and functional structure" . . .

In the 1970s, he began focusing on mechanical subjects including sections of railroad locomotives.  This interest began in 1991 when a steam locomotive on a scenic line caught his eye.  The artist said:&   ...  Displaying 750 of 3590 characters.

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