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Richard John Haas, American Artist. Fellow National Endowment Arts, 1978, Guggenheim Foundation, 1983-1984; recipient medal of honor American Institute of Architects, 1977, award Municipal Art Society, 1977, Doris Freedman award Mayor Koch of New York City, 1989, Distinguished Alumnus award University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1991.


Haas, Richard John was born on August 29, 1936 in Spring Green, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Joseph Francis and Marie Hilda (Nachreiner) Haas.


Bachelor of Science in Art Education, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1959;Master of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, 1964.


Instructor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1963-1964. Assistant professor art Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1964-1968. Instructor printmaking Bennington (Vermont) College, 1968—1979.

Member fine arts faculty School Visual Arts, 1977-1981. Director Abbey Mural Fund National Academy Fine Arts and Museum, New York, since 2000. Instructor fresco Skowhegan School Painting and Sculpture, 1984.



Trustee Hudson River Museum, 1989-1904, since 2006, New York State Preservation League, 1983-1988. Board governors Skowhegan School Painting and Sculpture, since 1982. Board directors Public Art Fund, 1981-1988.

Vice president Architectural League of New York, 1978-1981. Member New York City Art Commission. Vice president National Academy Arts Museum and School Fine Arts, since 2000, vice president, 200-08, president National Academy Design & Design & Museum Fine Arts, since 2009.

President Abbey Mural Fund, National Academy, since 2000. active duty United States Army, 1959, 1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1959-1966. Member Century Association, Racquet Club on Park Hill.


Married Cynthia Dickman, September 1963 (divorced 1971). Married Katherine Sokolnikoff, May 12, 1981. 1 child, Gregory Alexander.

Joseph Francis Haas

Marie Hilda (Nachreiner) Haas

Cynthia Dykman

Katherine Sokolnikoff

Gregory Haas