Richard Atherstone Genders
(1919 - 1991)
Richard Atherstone Genders was active/lived in Virginia, North Carolina. Richard Genders is known for landscape and naval scene paintings, combat art, documentary film maker.
Biography Richard Atherstone Genders
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Richard Atherstone Genders, was born in London, England, the youngest son of a career soldier, painter, and adventurer who had enlisted as a Rough Rider during the Spanish American War, and joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The family joined their cousins and settled in Kokomo Indiana in 1925. Dick grew up with both parents earning money by painting during the Great Depression.
He joined the United States Navy in 1942, and served in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. Trained as a Pharmacists' Mate, he was wounded in North Africa, and temporarily blinded for several months. After the war he was offered post-secondary education on the GI Bill, and it was his ability to see again that prompted h
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