RICHARD F. LACK
by Gary Christensen
Biography by Stephen GjertsonHARDCOVER w/dustjacket. Dimensions: 12" x 9.75", 496 pages, 1000+ color and b/w images, bibliography, chronology, notes, index
CLASSICAL REALIST PAINTER Richard F. Lack was one of the most prolific artists of the last half of the twentieth century–a master of portraiture, still life and florals, landscapes, interior and outdoor genre, etching, pastels, and imaginative paintings. Over a span of sixty-three years, he completed more than 1,100 paintings, drawings, sketches, studies, etchings, woodcuts and watercolors.
Lack coined the term “Classical Realism” to distinguish this traditional style of painting inspired by the Old Masters from all the other “isms” of our time, such as Modernism, and Surrealism. His preservation of the Atelier method of training aspiring painters underscores his historical significance and sets him apart.
About the author:
Gary Christensen met Richard Lack when he attended evening classes at the Atelier Lack in 1983-84, and they became lifelong friends. RICHARD F. LACK: Catalogue Raisonné is the culmination of thirteen years’ meticulous research by Christensen who also designed this landmark volume.