This week, we feature the sculptor Debborah RIchert.
Above, top - Debborah creates a portrait bust of young Reid Strand at Rourke Gallery. [Photo courtesy Greg Booth] Above, bottom (left to right) - "James Tiernan O'Rourke," bronze, 1985; "Reid: The North Dakota Kid," bronze, 1988; "Charles Beck," bronze, 1988
Below - "Gabriel," bronze, 1988
[All works from the Permanent Collections of the RAGM]
Debborah Richert was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1960. She received her BA from Hamline University, St. Paul, in 1982 and her MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1985. Richert is the recipient of numerous honors for her portrait and figure work—including the James W. Johnston Sculpture Competition Award from the International Sculpture Center and the President's Prize from the National Sculpture Society—and many public commissions. Her remarkable life-size bronzes and ceramic works are in collections across the United States.