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Minneapolis Art Institute Label
11" x 15"
(Minneapolis Institute of Arts label)
24.5" x 38"
Richard Sussman (1908-1971)
Richard Sussman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 25, 1908. He studied at the Minneapolis School of art with Cameron Booth, at the Art Students League in New York and with George Grosz and Hans Hoffman.
During his career, Sussman lived in New York, California, and Illinois but it was in Minnesota that he found the subject which interested him more than any other … the Lake Superior North Shore. Its changing seasons, rock formations, jack pine, and waterfowl were uniquely expressed in his work.
Several of his watercolors are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His work is also represented in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, University of Minnesota, Tweed Gallery in Duluth, Walker art Center, St. Olaf College, Brandeis University and numerous private collections.
He exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts among others. He had one-man shows at the Walker Art Center, Concordia College, Macalester College, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, University Gallery, and in New York at the Uptown Gallery and Poindexter Gallery.
Sussman taught at Macalester College, Minneapolis School of Art, University of Minnesota, and at the Wayzata Art Center. He also did a considerable amount of stained glass work and his windows are in many churches throughout the United States.
He passed away in May 1971 in Minneapolis.