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Herbert Davis Richter | Floral still life painter

Herbert Davis Richter (1874-1955) was born in Brighton 10th May 1874. His family moved to Lansdown on the outskirts of Bath and it was at the Bath School of Art that Richter studied Furniture Design and Architecture.
He subsequently set up in business with his brother Charles, the Company Bath Cabinet Makers, with himself as Head of the Design Department.
In 1900, the Company was awarded Gold and Silver Medals at the Paris World Exhibition.

The Company was later awarded contracts for the furniture and fittings for the Cunard Liners, Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth.



In 1906, Richter decided on a change of career and moved to London to enrol at Art School, initially at Lambeth School of Art and then at the London School of Art where he studied under J M Swan and Sir Frank Brangwyn, the latter proving a lifelong influence, seen in Richter’s use of bold colours, brushwork and composition.
In terms of subject matter, Richter was renowned for Still Life of Flowers, Interiors and Garden scenes.

Richter exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1906, while still living at Lansdown near Bath, and continued to exhibit there until 1949; on moving to London, he finally settled in Redcliffe Square in 1912.

He exhibited widely and was elected a Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1910, to the Pastel Society in 1916, the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil 1917, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 1927, the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists in 1927 and the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1937.

Richter was a highly regarded artist in his lifetime and remains so, that he is widely represented in Museums Art Galleries and Public Collections is a reflection of the high regard in which he is held.
His works can be found in museums and art galleries in: Bath; Bournemouth; Bradford; Brighton; Doncaster; Dundee; Glasgow; Harrogate; Hull; Kilmarnock; Leeds; Manchester; Rochdale; Sunderland and Wakefield. | Source: © Macconnal-Mason Gallery









Herbert Davis Richter nacque a Brighton il 10 maggio 1874. La sua famiglia si trasferì a Lansdown, alla periferia di Bath, e fu alla Bath School of Art che Richter studiò Furniture Design ed Architecture. Successivamente si è messo in affari con il fratello Charles, la società Bath Cabinet Makers, con lui stesso come capo del dipartimento di design.

Nel 1900 la Compagnia ricevette la medaglia d'oro e d'argento all'Esposizione Universale di Parigi.
La Società si aggiudicò in seguito i contratti per i mobili e gli accessori per i Cunard Liners, la Queen Mary e la Queen Elizabeth.
Nel 1906 Richter decise di cambiare carriera e si trasferì a Londra per iscriversi alla Art School, inizialmente alla Lambeth School of Art e poi alla London School of Art dove studiò con JM Swan e Sir Frank Brangwyn, quest'ultimo dimostratosi per tutta la vita influenza, vista nell'uso da parte di Richter di colori, pennellate e composizione audaci.

In termini di soggetto, Richter era famoso per le scene di Natura morta di fiori, interni e giardini.
Richter espose alla Royal Academy nel 1906, mentre viveva ancora a Lansdown vicino a Bath, e vi continuò ad esporre fino al 1949; dopo essersi trasferito a Londra, si stabilì finalmente a Redcliffe Square nel 1912.
Espose ampiamente e fu eletto membro della Royal Society of British Artists nel 1910, della Pastel Society nel 1916, del Royal Institute of Painters in Oil 1917, del Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor 1927, la Royal British Colonial Society of Artists nel 1927 e la Royal Society of Painters in Watercolor nel 1937.
Richter è stato un artista molto apprezzato durante la sua vita e rimane tale, il fatto che sia ampiamente rappresentato nelle gallerie d'arte dei musei e nelle collezioni pubbliche è un riflesso dell'alta considerazione in cui è tenuto.
Le sue opere si trovano in musei e gallerie d'arte in: Bath; Bournemouth; Bradford; Brighton; Doncatore; Dundee; Glasgow; Harrogate; Scafo; Kilmarnock; Leeds; Manchester; Rochdale; Sunderland e Wakefield. | Fonte: © Macconnal-Mason Gallery