Charles Richards


From a small town in the Mississippi Delta, at the age of sixteen, Charles Richards became a newspaperman. He came to New Orleans in 1927, where he worked for the local papers as a reporter and artist. He left for New York City pursuing a career in journalism and returned to New Orleans in 1943. Continuing at the Item, he also devoted more time to fine art painting, having a one-man show at the Delgado Museum that year. Two years later, he became a fulltime artist, equally gifted in still life, genre, architectural and landscape painting. He frequently was commissioned by New Orleans society for portraits, a specialty of his, and a fashion which never goes out of style in New Orleans on account of Carnival royalty and debutant organizations.

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