Paul Richard is a New York City based artist who has earned critical acclaim through his painting, drawing, and public art, especially his drip art portraits on New York sidewalks. Richard grew up in Geneseo, upstate New York, where his father was a professor and his mother was a school teacher. He had an undeniable interest in art, starting as a young child, prodigiously creating paintings, drawings and elaborate constructions, to the fascination of his family and the neighborhood , who kept him endlessly supplied with the popsickle sticks, glue and paper. He graduated from Harvard, cum laude, in 1988, and moved to New York City in 1998.
Soon after moving to New York his novel art projects were featured in numerous editorials, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. His trademark humor and sometimes cutting vision has a powerful, unique resonance. His most recent collectors include the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York's Surrogate Court (portrait of Judge Mary Lambert), Larry Ellison, Christina Aguilera and Marc Jacobs.