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The five graces why war

Larry Richardson
Santa Clarita , CA

About the Artist

With an art background that dates back to his days at Oakland High School, Larry Richardson's history is as colorful and varied as his paintings. Richardson was awarded a full scholarship to the California College of Arts and Crafts, but was unable to attend as he needed to work to support his family. As a result, Larry joined the Navy shortly after high school graduation.

After returning from service in the far east, he was granted a partial scholarship to the California College of Arts and Crafts. Shortly thereafter, Larry left his studies to become part of the civil rights movement. …

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About the Artist

With an art background that dates back to his days at Oakland High School, Larry Richardson’s history is as colorful and varied as his paintings. Richardson was awarded a full scholarship to the California College of Arts and Crafts, but was unable to attend as he needed to work to support his family. As a result, Larry joined the Navy shortly after high school graduation.

After returning from service in the far east, he was granted a partial scholarship to the California College of Arts and Crafts. Shortly thereafter, Larry left his studies to become part of the civil rights movement. After traveling through the south and concluding his work in the movement with the "March on Washington":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_on_Washington_for_Jobs_and_Freedom, Richardson had the honor of being present during the historical "I Have a Dream":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Have_a_Dream speech, by Dr. Martin Luther King. Upon his return to California he continued to paint and entered many juried exhibitions.

In the late 1970s Larry assumed the position of deputy director for "Brockman Gallery Productions":http://alternativeprojections.com/data/organizationDetail.php?org=Brockman%20Gallery%20Productions, an arts resource center, and was instrumental in obtaining grants for the 1984 "Los Angeles Olympics Murals":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Four#Exhibitions_and_murals project. After a successful tenure as arts administrator, he returned to painting full-time.

Artist’s Work

African eagle
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African Eagle

By Larry Richardson

Searching for freedom
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Searching for Freedom

By Larry Richardson

Isa christ
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Isa (christ)

By Larry Richardson

Medusa 3
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Medusa

By Larry Richardson

The five graces why war
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The Five Graces (why war)

By Larry Richardson

Lady day billy holiday
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Lady Day (Billy Holiday)

By Larry Richardson

Homage to charles white 4
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Homage to Charles White

By Larry Richardson

Harlequins hands
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Harlequins Hands

By Larry Richardson

Femella icon 1
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Femella Icon # 1

By Larry Richardson

Little wing plays liebestraum
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Little wing Plays Liebestraum

By Larry Richardson

Madonna of darfur
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Madonna of Darfur

By Larry Richardson

Amina the loyalist
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Amina the Loyalist

By Larry Richardson

Butterflies are free and so am i
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Butterflies are Free and so am I

By Larry Richardson

End of the day 2
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End of the Day

By Larry Richardson

True angels
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True Angels

By Larry Richardson

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

By Larry Richardson

Angela me a part of history
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Angela & Me (a part of history)

By Larry Richardson

Mascullus icon 1
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Mascullus Icon #1

By Larry Richardson

Twenty two lillies for diego
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Twenty Two Lillies for Diego

By Larry Richardson

Survivors
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Survivors

By Larry Richardson

Mother superior
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Mother Superior

By Larry Richardson

The falconers faith
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The Falconers Faith

By Larry Richardson

Harbuu
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Harbuu

By Larry Richardson

Selected Exhibitions

  • Stanford University
    Palo Alto, CA, 2010
  • "The Human Figure" at Long Beach Arts Gallery
    Long Beach, CA, 2005
  • Members Exhibition at Second City Council Gallery
    Long Beach, CA, 2005
  • "Two Men, Two Stories: The Artwork of Jackson Collins and Larry Richardson" at Tilford Art Group
    Los Angeles, CA, 2004
  • "The Prevalence of Color and the Color of Dreams" at Delight Hamilton Gallery
    Seattle, WA, 2003

Press and Accolades

  • Daily News Santa Clarita, CA
    March 28, 2004
  • Long Beach press Telegram
    April 20, 2005
  • Elite Magazine Santa Clarita, CA.
    Spring, 2004

Education

  • College of the Canyons , Masters class
    Santa Clarita,CA 
  • California College of Arts & Crafts, B.F.A.
    Oakland, CA