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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Richard Becker, NSS

BIO

Richard Becker was born and raised in Los Angeles and explored his creativity through photography, literature, and motocross racing. Becker began his career in the sciences, graduating with a MS from Stanford University and obtained several patents. After a three-year assignment in Europe, Becker credits his artistic awakening in Barcelona, Spain and began to pursue his passion for the arts by blending the arts and sciences.

Richard Becker has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions and has collaborated with several institutions, most notably The Getty and The Tate. Becker has been commissioned to create monumental works of public and corporate art such as the POW Monument at the US National Cemetery, busts for The Emmys in Hollywood, and a bronze sculpture of Homer Simpson for Fox Studios.

“I create works that strive to honor and inspire others through lasting form. My latest creative endeavors celebrate the beautiful wonders of life and art reflecting my 2014 re-entry into the world of hearing sound after decades of deafness.” –Becker

His home and studio are in San Diego, California.


CV
Born
Los Angeles, California

Artistic Awakening
Barcelona, Spain

Education
Stanford University, Master of Science 1983 - 88
Escola d’Art, Barcelona 1996-97
Martine Vaugel Studios 1998, 2000 

Awards, Recognition & Affiliations
Elected Member of the National Sculpture Society, New York City, NY
National Sculpture Society’s Edward Fenno-Hoffman Prize for uplifting works
Holds several US and Foreign Patents
Elected Member of the Portrait Sculptor Society of the Americas
Elected Member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild. Honored as guild's youngest "100 Artists of the Past 100 Years"

Collections
Twentieth Century Fox
Gracie Films
The Scripps Research Institute
City of San Diego, California
City of National City, California
City of Poway, California
City of Laguna Hills, California
Hewlett Packard Corporation
Good Samaritan Foundation
ResMed Corporation
The University of the West of England
The Walt Disney Company
US National Cemetery Administration
Dr. Peter Farrell
Ron Howard
Seth MacFarlane
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys) 

Selected Exhibitions
Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA (2015)
National Sculpture Society Awards, Brookgreen Gardens, SC (2010)
Art Renewal Center Salon (2010, 2011)
National Sculpture Society Awards, Park Avenue Atrium, New York City (2008)
National Sculpture Society: “The Sea,” Park Avenue Atrium, New York City (2005)
Fingerhut Gallery, La Jolla, CA (2002) 

Reviews
“What Becker expresses cannot be taught” — San Diego Union Tribune
“Bronze Brilliance” — Décor and Style Magazine
“Genius” – Matt Groening -- Artist and Creator of The Simpsons
"♡" – Jerry Saltz
"...springboards for the imagination." -- Sculpture Review Magazine
"Extraordinary work." -- Ron Howard, Actor, Writer and Producer

 

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