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Richard Schloss


Richard Schloss, San Francisco City Hall in the Fog, 16" x 20", Oil on panel <span style="color:red;">SOLD</span>Richard Schloss, San Francisco and Crissy Field, 24" x 36", Oil on canvas
Richard Schloss, San Francisco Financial District, 16" x 20", Oil on panel Richard Schloss, Columbus Tower, 36" x 30", Oil on canvas


Richard Schloss: Artist Biography

Richard Schloss was born in 1953 in Fort Worth Texas but lived in Santa Barbara since he began painting in 1972 until 2008. He completed a Master of Fine Arts in Painting at UCSB in 1979 and a BA in Italian in 1981.

He initially explored many different styles and mediums but focused on painting outside in the landscape in 1976 which he continued to do exclusively until the mid 80s. As he became interested in studio techniques that required multiple layers of paint (such as glazing and scumbling) his paintings became larger. Today he continues to paint en plein air on small paintings but does most of his work in the studio on large paintings. In 1980 he spent a year painting in Europe on an award scholarship and in 1992 he was chosen to paint the diorama backgrounds for The Cartwright Interactions Hall at The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. He has done numerous commissions for public spaces including Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara Historical Museum and The Palo Alto Medical Foundations in Mountain View and Sunnyvale.

Today he lives in Marin, California with his wife, Julie and daughter, Isabella and near his son, Phillip and grandson, Oliver.