About J Philip Richards (1906-1991)
Born in Moosic, PA, and graduated from the College of Fine Arts of Syracuse University in New York, J Philip Richards worked and studied with such artists of international reputation as William Von Schlagell, James Fitzgerald, David Porter, and John Taylor.
He was professor emeritus of Fine Arts at Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Member of the American Watercolor Society, NYC, NY; York Artists Association, York, ME; Ogunquit Art Association, Ogunquit, ME; Wyoming Valley Art League, Wilkes-Barre, PA; National Society of Casein Painters, NYC, NY; Director Ancestor's Art Workshops, Searsport, ME; Gallery Director, "Gallery 164," Kennebunk, ME; Professional Artists League of America, NYC, NY; Art Guild of Kennebunks, Kennebunk, ME; Maine Artists, Wiscasset, ME.
Many of his paintings have become part of significant private and museum collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
He received numerous awards for his body of work spanning from the 1950's until his passing in 1991 and is recognized as one of America's finest painters.
"HIS EXTRAORDINARY SENSE OF COLOR AND COMPOSITION,COUPLED WITH RELENTLESS SELF-CRITICISM, HAS EARNED HIM A PLACE AMONG THE NOTABLE ARTISTS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY,"