(1940 - 1990)
Richard Mann is known for abstract social themed, religious painting, graffiti, art education.
Biography Richard Mann
Playwright, poet and visual artist, Rev. Richard Mann was born and
educated in Melbourne Australia. At the height of America's
counter-cultural revolution, Mann moved to New York City where he lived
and worked in Harlem.
He was influenced by surrealism, abstract expressionism, and calligraphy at the time of his arrival.
in the mid-1970's, the extreme living conditions of Harlem and demands
of his religious calling provided subject matter for his painting. Urban
decay and ubiquitous public graffiti provide inspiration for
compositions that include highly stylized writing.
By the late
1970's many works incorporate writing exclusively, with areas of
layered, obscured and illegible words, very
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