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Crouching Woman Crouching Woman
Crouching Woman
Artist: Charles Richards
Price: $552.00
Medium: Drawing
Ship From New Orleans, LA
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Materials: Pastel,Graphite
Dimensions: 26" x 30" x 1"
Finish: Unframed
About the Item: A truly lovely nude by noted 20th-century New Orleans artist and extraordinary draftsman Charles Richards, whose work does not come up for sale often enough here in New Orleans. Sorry for the angles and glass reflections in the photos, but I wanted to minimize the reflections but did not want to disassemble the nice frame, as you might want to retain it. This is a sizable drawing, particularly as matted and framed, so it has plenty of wall presence. The following, submitted to AskArt on March 2003, is from Mike Warner, a friend of the artist: "Southern artist and newspaperman Charles Richards was born in 1906 in Rome, Mississippi. Richards started his career at the age of fifteen as a copy boy for the Memphis Press. In 1927 he arrived in New Orleans and took a reporting job on the New Orleans Item. Over the following decades, he reported for newspapers throughout the South and East in cities such as New Orleans, Houston, Memphis, and New York. As was common practice during the first half of the twentieth century, Richards illustrated his own newspaper stories with imaginative drawings and portraits. Richards turned to fine art full time in 1945, producing diverse works of landscapes, figures, portraiture and sculpture. New Orleans became his home base, although he continued to travel widely. His works are found in various traditional media including oil, pastel and conte. Numerous collections hold works by Richards including the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Ogden Collection. Richards died in Gulfport, Mississippi in 1992.
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