Richard F. Lack: An American Master


By Stephen Gjertson

Richard F. Lack (1923-2009) was one of the most significant American realists of the second half of the twentieth century. He studied with noted Boston artist R. H. Ives Gammell during the early 1950s. While non-traditional art forms drew attention from the artistic and public press, Lack passionately pursued his artistic aims within the great tradition of Western art. His work exhibits those qualities that were highly prized by masters of the past: authoritative draftsmanship, balanced and harmonious design, and skillful craftsmanship. To these qualities he added the Boston artists devotion to painterly handling and truth of color. Through more that four decades Lack created an art of great richness and beauty.

Softbound, 184 color and 19 black and white reproductions, 144 pages.