R. N. RICHARDSON
THE SYSTEMIC PAINTINGS
BOB RICHARDSON was born in Newton, Massachusetts on the 21st of November in 1938. He grew up in Wellesley, MA, went to Wellesley High School, and received his college degrees from Tufts University, The Boston Museum School, and The Hartford Art School at The University of Hartford. Bob Richardson had a long career as an educator in various New England independent schools and colleges. His representational silk screened prints have been shown widely along the New England coast. Moving to a small farm in Maine with his family in 1990, he also developed a reputation as a musician in the mid-coast area. His choral composition, Thule Suite, was performed at the Strom Auditorium in Camden, Maine, in February of 2008, and his musical, Lighthouse, had its premier performance at the Waldo Theater in Waldoboro, Maine, in July 2008.
Bob was twice Artist in Residence at The Robert M. MacNamara Artist Residency on Westport Island where he began the re-visitation of his early systemic concepts. Two large works on paper from the MacNamara stay were selected for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial Juried Exhibition in 2008. Since then, his paintings, both on large canvases and on paper, have been shown several times at The Aarhus Gallery in Belfast.
Three paintings were selected to be shown in the Works on Paper exhibit at River Arts in Damariscotta, Maine. The exhibit was juried by Suzette MacAvoy, Director of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine. His work is in the collections of Edward Albee, Richard Wilbur, and Joyce Carol Oates among others.