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Richard Paul French, American artist. Recipient Career Achievement award Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, 1999. Board directors Oaks Owners Association, Bradenton, Florida, 1999. With United States Air Force, 1955-1958. Member Florida Watercolor Society (president 1993, board directors 1994-2001).

Background

French, Richard Paul was born on April 12, 1936 in Aurora, Missouri, United States. Son of Howard William and Georgia Elizabeth (Calloway) French.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Arizona, 1964.

Career

Principal/designer Design 2000, Providence, 1971-1974. Director packaging and graphics Raymond Loewy International, New York City, 1974-1975. Corporation design director Rexham Corporation, 1975-1978.

Accountant supervisor P.W. Inc., Louisville, 1978-1981. Vice president Benton & Bowles/Telecommunications Carriers Association, White Plains, New York, 1981-1982.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Highlands Regional Art Center, Sebring, Florida, 1988, Oakland Park (Florida) Park Library., 1989, Flamingo Gardens Museum, Davie, Florida, 1989, Florida Capital Bldg, Tallahassee, 1991, Florida Collectors Gallery, 1996, 97. Exhibited in group shows at Gold Coast Watercolor Society, 1987 (Best in Show, Major award), 88, 90, 91, 94, Florida Watercolor Society, 1988, 98, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, Palm Beach Watercolor Society, 1989, Watercolor United States of America, 1989, Hollywood Art Guild, 1989, 90, International Society Marine Painters, 1989, Coral Spring Art Association, 1990, Fort Lauderdale Museum Art, 1990, 94, Cultural Arts Center, Delray Beach, Florida, 1991, Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition, 1992, Fells Point Art Association, 1992, Adirondacks National Exhibition American Watercolors, 1992, 93, Artisphere National, 1993, Boca Raton Museum Art, 1994, Art Serv, Incorporated, 1995, Society Four Arts, Palm Beach, 1997.

      Paintings included in numerous publications. Represented in permanent collections Sun Bank/Volusia, Daytona Beach, Sunbank/South Florida, N.A., Fort Lauderdale, Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, Fort Lauderdale, Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Pinchevsky & Associates, Plantation, Florida, Petereit Pharmaceutical, Hamburg, Germany, Home Savings Bank, Hollywood, Florida, Florida Trust for History Preservation, Foley & Lardner, Tampa, The Century House, Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Oakland Park (Florida) Library., City of Coral Gable, Florida, WXEL television, West Palm Beach, Florida, Stanhan House, Fort Lauderdale.

      Represented in numerous private collections

    • author 10 books.

Membership

Board directors Oaks Owners Association, Bradenton, Florida, 1999. With United States Air Force, 1955-1958. Member Florida Watercolor Society (president 1993, board directors 1994-2001).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, home remodeling, interior design.

Connections

father:
Howard William French

mother:
Georgia Elizabeth (Calloway) French