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Richard Douglas Wright

 (20th century)
Richard Douglas Wright was active/lived in California.  Richard Wright is known for street scene, landscape.

Richard Douglas Wright

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“At thirty, Richard Douglas Wright has become one of Southern California’s leading watercolorists. This is his ninth one-man show, and his paintings have appeared in many Southland Gallery exhibits. 

He received his B.A. from Pomona College in 1952 and last year his Master of Arts from the Claremont Graduate School. He is a member of the California Watercolor Society as well as several art associations.  Incidentally he served in the infantry with General Patton’s Third Army, and was wounded in action. 

Watercolor painting and other forms of applied art are his full-time profession at his studio in Claremont, California.” (from February 1956 LBAA cat)

“Richard Wright, a Native Son, served in the 3rd Army Infantry under General Patton, was wounded and discharged in 1945.  In 1946, while studying at Pomona, he contracted polio.  He had a long fight for rehabilitation as an artist. 

He has an MFA Degree from Claremont Graduate School.  Is a member of the California Watercolor Society and other Art Associations and exhibits in all major shows.” (from October 1959 LBAA cat.)

Source: Nancy Dustin Moure, "Publications in California Art No. 11 , Index to California Art Exhibited at the Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1972; 2015 edition"

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