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Bill Richards, American artist. Recipient Stifel Paralysis Research Foundation National Service award, 1992, Parents Magazine Art award, 1992.


Richards, Bill was born on July 15, 1936 in Grantsville, West Virginia, United States. Son of Carl and Melissa (McMillan) Richards.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1958. Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University, 1960. Student, Skowhegan School Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 1959.


Professor art, Moore College Art, Philadelphia, 1967-1982; co-founder, director, Harlem Horizon Art Studio, Harlem Hospital Center, New York City, since 1989. Artist, performer Travelers television commercial, 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited one-man shows: Henri Gallery, Washington, 1973, Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, 1975, Olympia Gallery, Philadelphia, 1976, La Bertesca Gallery, West Germany, 1977, Siegfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, 1979, Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, Florida, 1983, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1985. Group shows: Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1968, Institute Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 1974, Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, 1975, Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1981, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company Place, Pittsburgh, 1983, traveling exhibition Large Drawings, United States and Canada, 1985-1987, painting Kusnetsky Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow, 1989. Represented in permanent collections: Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum Art, Philadelphia Museum Art, New Jersey State Museum, others.


Married Charlene R. Rettew, June 30, 1969. 1 son, Blake.

Carl Richards

Melissa (McMillan) Richards

Charlene R. Rettew