Joseph E. Richards, ‘No. 19 (Boatyard Lift)’, 1980-1990, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Joseph E. Richards, ‘No. 19 (Boatyard Lift)’, 1980-1990, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Joseph E. Richards, ‘No. 19 (Boatyard Lift)’, 1980-1990, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Joseph E. Richards, ‘No. 19 (Boatyard Lift)’, 1980-1990, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Joseph E. Richards, ‘No. 19 (Boatyard Lift)’, 1980-1990, Carrie Haddad Gallery

Stretched canvas with thin wood frame.

Series: It was in New York City where Richards began painting functional objects such as locomotives, cranes, and anchors, finding beauty in their dramatic color, resilient texture, definitive form, and functionality. Richards painted sections of these objects in grand scale, with canvases up to 6 feet long and eye-popping color, calling attention to their massive proportions and exceptional strength. Joseph Richards exhibited with Ivan Karp at OK Harris in Manhattan and his estate is currently represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery.

Image rights: Carrie Haddad Gallery

About Joseph E. Richards

American, 1921-2007, Des Moines, IA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States