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Theodore J Richardson

 (1855 - 1914)
Theodore J. Richardson was active/lived in Minnesota, California.  Theodore Richardson is known for landscape, Indian, interiors.

Theodore J. Richardson

Born in Readfield, ME in 1855. Richardson spent his childhood in Red Wing, MN. He was active in California from the the early 1880s, although he lived in Minneapolis where he was a supervisor of drawing in the public schools. He married a Monterey artist in 1886 and was in California regularly after that time. Winters were often spent on the Monterey Peninsula and summers in Alaska. When the Del Monte Gallery in Monterey was formed in 1907, Richardson was one of two artists commissioned by the gallery to copy a portrait of Father Junípero Serra, founder of the Carmel Mission. On his way west Richardson often sketched Indians and in California painted landscapes and missions; however, it is his icy scenes of Alaska which brought him

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); American Art Annual 1912-15; Art News, 12-19-1914 (obituary); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); The Alaska Journal, Winter 1973.

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About  Theodore J. Richardson

Born:  1855 - Readfield, Maine
Died:   1914 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Known for:  landscape, Indian, interiors