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Sam Richardson Portrait

Sam Richardson

Oakland, California 1934

Seattle, Washington 2013

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Photographs of artists taken by Mimi Jacobs. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Luce Artist Quote

"I am . . . intrigued with the formal elements in juxtaposition with my fantasy. It is exciting when you set something in position and it is really successful in capturing the magic." Sam Richardson, 1975

Luce Artist Biography

Sam Richardson's pieces are composed from layers of plastic to resemble sections of the landscape. The different pieces can often be lifted apart, encouraging the viewer to interact with the scene and become more than just a spectator. Richardson has translated the centuries-old tradition of landscape painting into a new medium, and he will often ask for his pieces to be hung on the wall so they can be viewed as paintings rather than sculpture.