(1909 - 1985)
Richard Harrison Crist was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio. Richard Crist is known for abstract painting, mural, lithography.
Biography Richard Crist
Born in Cleveland in 1909, Richard Crist began his formal art education
at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh and followed with further
training at the Art Institute of Chicago. He returned to Pittsburgh in
the 1930's and joined the WPA Art Project, painting easel work and one
large school mural. He later traveled to Mexico where he met
Diego Rivera and fell under the influence of David Siqueiros, with whom
he had lessons.
On his return to Pittsburgh, Crist won a
number of awards at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
competitions. Crist moved to New Hope, Pennsylvania around 1940,
both for the pursuit of his art career and the active theatrical
setting of interest to his wife. Crist's early work in Ne
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