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RWRichard White is a painter, illustrator and photographer in Coventry, CT where he is the current president of the Coventry Arts Guild. His photo of singer/song writer Ani DiFranco appears in her recent bestselling memoir, "No Walls and the Recurring Dream". Included in the 11th annual "Strokes of Genius Collection" his charcoal drawing is featured among 146 artist in the winter 2020 edition of Artists Magazine-the Best of Drawing. He curated the Arts Guild 2018 solo exhibition by the late Coventry sculptor David Hayes and was awarded first prize in the 2017 exhibition of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists.

Before college Richard began formal art training in California with painter Mary van der Hoeven. He returned to New York City where he studied at NYU with painter and printmaker Juan Gomez-Quiroz and earned BFA and MFA degrees from the State University at Buffalo where he studied with Seymour Drumlevitch. Richard has also studied photography in workshops with Cole Weston, George Holz and Chris Callis.

Richard's career has included arts administration, commercial photography, graphic design and website development as well as teaching illustration, drawing, photography and computer graphics at Gibbs/Sanford-Brown College and Manchester Community College. Richard is also a guitar and mandolin player in the Americana-Bluegrass tradition.