Richard Crispo, PhD

Richard Crispo

Title: Artist
Location: Carmel, California, United States

Richard Crispo, PhD, Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in artistic expression.

Dr. Crispo was 11 years old when his painting was exhibited at a show in Carmel, CA, helping him to realize his passion for the arts. Now represented in more than 30 public collections, he is an internationally renowned figure in the realm of art. He commenced his career at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, earning a Master of Fine Arts in 1975. He then traveled overseas to continue his education, obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy in 1976 and a Doctor of Theology in 1977 from Collegii Romani in Italy.

Having been described by art critics as reminiscent of Van Gogh and Gauguin, Dr. Crispo’s art is defined by bold color, intricate texture, abstract designs, and balanced composition. In the past, he contributed to a half-mile-long mural in Soledad State Prison, as well as more than 50 other murals across the United States. He was also an instructor of art and art history at several academic facilities, such as the University of California, Santa Cruz, Porter College, and Hartnell College. Notably, he was the founder of the World Folk Art Collection in Monterey, CA, in 1972 and Museum on Wheels in 1973 and 1974.

Exhibited in more than 75 one-person shows, Dr. Crispo has recently been working on abstract seascapes highlighted with glass beads and marble dust. He has been showcased in numerous museums, including the Library of Congress, the Paris Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, the Oakland Museum of Art, the Museo de Belle Arti Lugano in Switzerland, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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