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Michael Richards

 (1963 - 2001)
Michael Richards was active/lived in New York.  Michael Richards is known for sculptor-aviation figure.

Biography   Michael Richards


Born in Jamaica, Michael Richards became a sculptor of figurative subjects. As part of a Manhattan cultural council "World Views" program in 2001, he had window studio space on the 92nd floor in the World Trade Center and was killed there on September 11, 2001 when jet airliners crashed into the buildings. Ironically airplanes were a theme in much of his work and often included figures of Tuskegee Airmen, a troop of black World War II pilots. Richards, who was black, was inspired by the Tuskegee men's legendary aviation skills because they won more than 150 Flying Crosses for Valor.

In one of his better-known pieces, "Tar Baby vs. St. Sebastian," a dozen small fighter planes pierce the body of an airman whom Richards had modeled on h   ...  Displaying 750 of 6515 characters.

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