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Richard Ozanne

 (born 1959)
Richard Ozanne is active/lives in Arizona, Michigan, Missouri.  Richard Ozanne is known for abstract portrait, landscape.

Richard Ozanne

Biography from the Archives of askART

The following, submitted September 2004, is from the artist.

Artist Richard (Marsh) Ozanne was born in St. Louis Missouri 1959. The son of two prominent classical pianists, Ozan Marsh and Patricia Benkman, Ozanne began his studies of art at an early age in addition to the study of classical music (piano). Ozanne's family has had a long tradition in the arts.

Richard Ozanne earned his BFA at the University of Arizona (Tucson AZ) in 1982 followed by graduate work and private study with artists in (Europe) France, Alaska and Hawaii and New York.

His first major solo exhibit was in 1981 at the "Hall of Fame" Gallery at the University of Arizona Memorial Union.

Ozanne studied at the Art Students League in New York and also attended Columbia University Graduate School in progress towards a Masters Degree from 1982-1986.

Returning to Arizona, Mr. Ozanne earned his MFA Masters of Fine Arts Degree at Arizona State University in 1992.

In 1995 he toured Europe and around the world with his art visiting such countries as India, Kashmir, Thailand, and Indonesia. After completing his Ph.D research in 1997 in Arts and Humanities, Ozanne returned to Europe and maintained residence in Prague (Czech Republic) from 1996 until 2003 where he lived, exhibited and taught as lecturer the Faculty of Pedagogy and AMU Academy of Music and Art (Charles University) in the Czech Republic.

He is a Life Member of the Art Students League of New York.


Canterbury Society of Fine Arts (CSA Gallery)
Christchurch New Zealand 1988 (Video)
Ariel Gallery, New York City 1990
Arizona State University, Harry Wood Gallery 1992
Abney Gallery, New York City 1993-95
ExpoCentre, Prague Czech Republic 1997-98
Stodola Gallery, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic 2000


Assistant Professor Charles University (Prague University)
Faculty Department of AMU Academy of Arts.
Courses Taught at Film and Media Academy (FAMU) and Music Academy (HAMU)
Music Management
American History,Culture and Institutions
Preparations for the Czech State Examinations in English. (Foreign Faculty)
Polyglot (English School)
David Hollis Academy (English School)
Anglictina Express
Taught numerous professional students English as a second language.
Czech Agricultural and Forestry Library. (National Library of Czech)
Dr. Ivo Hoch Director

Artist Teacher in Prague for drawing, painting and consultation through the IAAC (Institute for the Advancement of Arts Culture) Project

Lecturer (Prior to 1998) Dept. of Pedagogy, Charles University Prague Teaching.

Education in the United States

Ph.D Arts and Humanities, 1998 (honorary nfor teaching))
Dissertation: Perceptual Phenomenon of Electromagnetic Spectrum

MFA Master of Fine Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona

Columbia University City of New York, Graduate School

Art Students League of New York (4 Years)
National Academy

BFA Baccalaureate of Fine Arts, University of Arizona
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua New York (1968-1986)

Private Study in New York City, France (Nebel), Hawaii (Stamper), Alaska (Macetanz).

Painting-Drawing (Masters Theory)
Traditional Mechanical Drafting
Computer Assisted Drafting
Virtual Design

Teachers in Painting and Drawing include:
David Leffel
Thomas Fogarty
Robert Beverly Hale
Revington Arthur
Fred Macetanz
Gustave Nebel (France)
Willson Stamper
Dr. Earl Linderman
Robert Maione
Ted Seth Jacobs

Artists whose work has had a profound impact:
Werner Tubke
Anselm Kiefer
Wille Sitte
Odd Nerdrum
Jackson Pollack
Gerorge Grosz
Pavel Tchelichew
Hans Hoffman
Egon Schiele
Oskar Kokoshka
Anders Zorn
Ilya Efimovich Repin
Salvador Rosa

Musical background-
Studied with my father ands mother Ozan Marsh and Patricia Benkman as well as three years towards a music degree at the University of Arizona and Chautauqua Institute.

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About  Richard Ozanne

Born:  1959 - St. Louis, Missouri
Known for:  abstract portrait, landscape