(1925 - 1997)
Richard Charles Gilkey was active/lived in Washington, Wyoming. Richard Gilkey is known for mod still life, landscape, animal, bird.
Biography Richard Gilkey
Born in Bellingham, Washington, Richard Gilkey became a painter of landscapes, inspired by his roots in the Skagit Valley where he was a fourth-generation resident. His paternal great-grandfather, one of the region's earliest settlers, had helped build dikes in the Edison area. His maternal grandfather was the bridge tender at the north end of the Swinomish Channel. He spent his early childhood in a British Columbia logging camp where his father marked trees for cutting. Then the family moved back to March Point, near Anacortes, and when Gilkey was 12, he moved with his parents to Seattle. He first studied art at Ballard High School with a popular teacher named Orre Nobles.
During World War II, Gilkey was in the Marine Corp, where as
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