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 college photography. He lives with his family in Connecticut and is finding more time these days to devote to fine art pursuits which you may explore on this website.