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Richard Mann

 (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.

Beginning 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   ...  Displaying 750 of 2526 characters.

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