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A Festal Day
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

A Festal Day c.1936

Herbert Davis Richter (1874–1955)

Glasgow Life Museums

Painter, mainly in oil, especially of elegant interiors and of flowers. Born in Brighton, Sussex, he initially studied furniture design at Bath School of Art, and he continued to practise as a designer and architect there for about 10 years from the mid-1890s. Then in London studied painting with J M Swan and Frank Brangwyn. Exhibited prolifically, including RA, RBA, ROI, RSW, Goupil Gallery and Leicester Galleries. At the Paris Salon won a silver medal, having won both gold and silver medals for furniture design at the Paris International Exhibition, 1900. Was for a time president of the PS, as well as the Bath Society of Artists. Represented in Victoria & Albert Museum and in many British provincial and overseas galleries. His work is well shown in Paintings and Poems, which he published, with poems by Lady Margaret Sackville, in 1944.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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