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Richard Basil Mock, American artist. Roswell Museum fellowship, 1970, National Education Association fellowship, 1973.


Mock, Richard Basil was born on August 2, 1944 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Ralph Raymond Mock and Maxine (Griffiths) Mock Berry.


Bachelor of Science in Design, University Michigan, 1965. Postgraduate, New York Studio School, 1965—1966. Postgraduate, University Oklahoma, 1969—1970.


Mock was best known for his linocut illustrations that appeared on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times from 1980 through 1996. Born in 1944 in Long Beach, California, Mock earned his bachelor's degree, studying lithography and block printing, at the University of Michigan. Settling in New York City in 1968, Mock had exhibitions at 112 Greene Street, The Whitney (in 1973), Exit Art, and his most recent show at the Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn.

In addition, Mock's art frequently appeared on the covers of the magazines Fifth Estate (Official site: wwwFifthEstateorg), Alternative Press Review and Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. His work has been cited as an influence by a number of contemporary American printmakers, among them Tom Huck and Bill Fick. Mock died on July 28, 2006 after a long illness.

Mock was named the official portrait painter of the 1980 Olympics.


Huck and Fick are both members of a group of artists known as the "Outlaw Printmakers", which as a collective unit cite Mock's work as one of its main influences.


  • Other Interests

    Diving, hunting, making duck decoys, flying.


Married Eileen Mazur, June 17, 1969 (divorced 1972). Married Patti Elliot Skaff, October 22, 1982.

Ralph Raymond Mock Berry

Maxine (Griffiths) Mock Berry

Eileen Mazur

Patti Elliot Skaff