Richard (Charles Richard) Smith
(1931 - 2016)
Richard (Charles Richard) Smith was active/lived in New York / England. Richard Smith is known for abstract painting, color field, pop art.
Biography Richard (Charles Richard) Smith
Richard Smith (b.1931)
Associated with the Pop Art Movement, he was born in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England and after military service with Royal Air Force in Hong Kong, he studied at St Albans School of Art and later undertook post-graduate studies at the Royal College of Art in London. He went to New York in 1959 on a Harkness Fellowship. Pop was not yet a movement, but in Britain elements of it had already appeared in the works of Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi and Peter Blake, who was a student with Mr. Smith at the Royal College of Art in the mid-50's. Mr. Smith returned to England later in the 60's and did not settle in New York again until 1978.
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