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Mischa Richter  Artist Statement and Resumé

New Yorker magazine art originals by Mischa Richter

Fine Art Poster signed, limited edition by Mischa Richter

richter-head.jpg (12432 bytes)  Mischa Richter in 1960


Artist's Statement

When I graduated from Yale school of arts in 1934, I was influenced by Eugene Savage, a muralist who taught us painting and emphasized the earth palette. In the depth of the depression, I painted canvases dealing with unemployment, inspired by Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueros.

Many years as a cartoonist for the New Yorker gave me the opportunity to deal with social issues with humor while retaining hold of good drawing and composition.  In the Fifties and Sixties, I was influenced by Abstract Expressionism and ever since my paintings communicate by formal means.   The laws governing visual art deal with the shape of given areas, arrangements of negative and positive spaces within it, and the colors that enforce the above. Only then does the picture become a picture and not a mere copy of something.






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