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artist , Ethnologist , Minister

Richard Charles Crispo, American Artist, ethnologist, minister ( art: visiting, Educated)artist, ethnologist, minister. Recipient numerous awards including 1st prize California State Fair, 1964; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization award, 1971-1973; California Arts Council grantee. Member Artist Equity, Foundation for the Community of Artists, Carmel Art Association, Pacific Grove Art Center.


Crispo, Richard Charles was born on January 13, 1945 in Brooklyn. Son of Frank C. and Irene M. (Lamont) C. Master of Fine Arts, Trinity Hall College, 1975.


Master of Fine Arts, Trinity Hall College, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Collegii Romanii, Rome, 1976. Doctor of Theology, Collegii Romanii, 1977.


Instructor art Monterey Peninsula College, 1968—1969, instructor ethnic studies, 1976. Instructor art history Hartnell College. Coordinator Arts in Corrections art project Soledad Prison, 1976—1983.

American cultural specialist to Latin American for United States. Visiting lecturer University California, Santa Cruz. Visiting instructor interdisciplinary studies department Porter College.

Instructor public school art Monterey Public Schools, California, 1967—1972. Counselor Intrim, Inc., Monterey, 1976. Founder Museum on Wheels, 1973—1974, World Folk Art Collection, Monterey, 1972.

53 murals and 63 one man shows. Executed half-mile-long mural Soledad Prison. Priest North America Old Roman Catholic Church.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to art journals.


Member of Pacific Grove Art Center, Carmel Art Association, Foundation for the Community of Artists, Artists Equity.


Frank C. Master of Fine Arts

Irene M. (Lamont) C. Master of Fine Arts