(1922 - 2014)
Richard (Harry Richard) Black was active/lived in Ohio. Richard Black is known for commercial art, teaching, portrait and landscape painting.
Biography Richard Black
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist.
Richard Black, 92, Artist Who Conjured 'Mr. Clean,' Dies
By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
APRIL 2, 2014
Richard Black, a commercial artist who illustrated the original Mr. Clean, Procter & Gamble's trademark "genie in a bottle," died on Sunday at his home in Kettering, Ohio. He was 92.
His death was confirmed by Denise Weaver, the associate pastor at Mr. Black's church, Fairmont Presbyterian.
Mr. Black had worked for Shell Oil, Frigidaire and other companies when Procter & Gamble contacted him in the mid-1950s about drafting a marketing character named Mr. Clean for a new detergent-based household cleaner.
The company had the idea that the produc
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