Los Angeles, California, United States
Ruben studied at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.
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Since 1958 to 1962, Richards held the post of a professor at Pomona College.
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From 1962 till 1965, Richards taught at Cooper Union.
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
Between 1967-1971, he worked as a professor at Pratt Institute.
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During the period from 1966 to 1969, Ruben worked as a professor at Columbia University.
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During the period from 1979 till 1980, he served as a professor at the State University of New York.
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In 1976, he served as a visiting professor at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
After military service in the United States Army during the period from 1942 to 1944, Richards returned to Los Angeles to study at Chouinard Art Institute.
In 1942, Ruben was drafted into the United States Army, where he served till 1944. During the 1950's and early 1960's, he exhibited his work at two most prominent galleries in Los Angeles — Paul Kantor Gallery and Ferus Gallery. In the early 1960's, he settled down in New York City and started to collaborate with Poindexter Gallery, where he exhibited his works.
Ruben’s first mature paintings of the 1950s, often derived from landscape and twisting body forms, exhibit a muscularity of shape and a sensuosity of paint as well as an interest in calligraphic line. In the next decade Ruben began to incorporate symmetry and eventually a geometric order into his art and became increasingly concerned with the interrelationship of pure paint and perception. By the 1970's, his paintings consisted of lightly colored, highly impastoed surfaces, into which linear configurations were etched.
Also, during his life time, Richards Ruben held the post of a professor at different educational institutions, including Pomona College (1958-1962), Cooper Union (1962-1965), Pratt Institute (1967-1971), Columbia University in New York City (1966-1969), State University of New York in New Paltz (1979-1980) and others. In 1976, he served as a visiting professor at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Ruth Lee Godley was Richards' first wife. Their marriage produced one child — Raoul Ron Ruben. The couple divorced in 1948. Some time later, Reuben married Gail Diven Ruben. Together, they gave birth to their daughter Caitlin Sara Ruben.