Charles Henry Richert Biography

Charles Henry Richert




Painter and printmaker Charles Henry Richert was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 7, 1880. He studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School, and with Joseph De Camp, Ernest L. Major, and R. Andrew. He spent a year in Europe studying at some of the principle art galleries there before returning to the U.S. to open a studio in West Medford, Massachusetts. Some time later in his life he moved to Ellsworth, Maine where he created many images of the coastal area around Blue Hill Bay and Bar Harbor. His last address was in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he died on January 15, 1974.

Richert was a member of the Boston Society of Water Color Painters, Painters Guild, Boston Artists, and the American Watercolor Society. He exhibited at the Boston Art Club (1906-1907), the New York Water Color Club, the American Water Color Society, the American Federation of Art, the Philadelphia Art Club, the Connecticut Academy of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Annual Exhibition 1912, the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design 1919 (prize), 1920 (prize), the National Academy of Design 1923, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

He held teaching positions at the Rindge Technical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts School of Art. During his career he also worked for some time designing theater set layouts. His work is represented in some of the most prestigious public and private collections in the US, including, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine.