Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Richard Klix

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
MacDowell fellowships: 1958, 1960

Richard Klix is an American artist who was born in 1928 in Montclair, NJ. He studied at Monclair Art Museum School, the School of Industrial Art, Art Student’s League, Cooper Union, and Hunter College, and earned his B.F.A. at Yale University. His influence from New York Abstract Expressionism helped him to develop his own form of expression in the mid-1950s. Klix uses impasto lines squeezed from a rubber bulb syringe to produce color fields. He is best known for his landscape paintings.


Eastman (formerly Shop)

Richard Klix worked in the Eastman (formerly Shop) studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, a century-old farm building has been reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built to provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for studio use in the mid-1950s with the…

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