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educator , sculptor

Richard Joseph Herr, American Sculptor, educator. Recipient numerous awards including Marquette U. Fine Arts Festival award for sculpture, 1967, 1st award for sculpture Racine Invitational, Wustum Museum, 1970, 1972, Duo Critic's award Chicago Tribune, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago, 1972. Board of directors Repertory West Dance Company, Santa Barbara, 1986-1987; Member American International Sculptors.


Herr, Richard Joseph was born on January 17, 1937 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States. Son of George E. and Mollie (Rammer) Herr.


Private instruction, Oscar Binder, Stuttgart, Germany, 1955-1958;student, Layton School Art, Milwaukee, 1959-1961;student, Marquette U., 1960-1961;student, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1961-1962.


Principal/director, Art Independent Gallery, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 1968-1984;artist-in-residence, The Prairie School, Racine, Wisconsin, 1970-1971;art instructor, The Prairie School, 1971-1976;art instructor, University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, 1972-1973;art instructor, Santa Barbara (California) City College, 1983-1988;principal/director, The New Gallery, Santa Barbara, 1985-1987;president, Richard J. Herr Corporation Fine Art Acquisition, Milwaukee, since 1995. Member Visual Art in Public Places committee appointed by Santa Barbara city county, 1983-1985. Board directors Wisconsin Art Education Association, 1974-1975, Artists EquitySanta Barbara (vice president 1984-1986).

Executive Board Art Affiliates University of California Santa Barbara, 1986-1987.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Painters and Sculptures Show, Milwaukee Art Center, 1965, Old Orchard Invitational Show, Skokie, Illinois, 1972, group show Artists Equity, Santa Barbara, 1984, Art Milwaukee, Pfister Hotel, 1995. Sculpture reproduced in Milwaukee Sentinel, Chicago Sun-Times, Playboy others. Lecturer, workshop presenter in field.


Board of directors Repertory West Dance Company, Santa Barbara, 1986-1987. Member American International Sculptors.


Married Anya Van Dulm, December 21, 1995. Children: Gretchen, Kurt, Eric.

George E. Herr

Mollie (Rammer) Herr

Anya Van Dulm

Gretchen Herr

Kurt Herr

Eric Herr