Sim Bruce Richards
(1908 - 1983)
Sim Bruce Richards was active/lived in California, Arizona, Oklahoma. Sim Richards is known for mural painting, architecture.
Biography Sim Bruce Richards
A WPA (Works Progress Administration) artist in Arizona and later a nationally renowned architect, Sim Bruce Richards, of Cherokee descent, completed a mural in 1939 celebrating the history of modern dance for the Activities Building at Arizona State University in Tempe. He had a flat, free flowing style, and the mural included art-deco and Indian motifs that were later painted over. He was an architect as well as artist, and of him, it was said: "Art and architecture became one, forever inseparable."
Son of an Oklahoma farming family, Richards developed a bone infection from chewing regularly on wheat kernels as a child. In 1920, for his health, the family took him to Phoenix, Arizona. There he would learn of
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