David E. Richardson, a recently retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, is an artist who is known for his abstract style and use of vibrant colors and large geometric forms. While his paintings have hints of military inspiration and symbolism, he has said, “I want to create something beautiful. To me, there are enough disturbing and ironic things in life.”
From Waterford, Michigan, Richardson was taught to draw and paint at an early age by his mother, an artist and teacher. Richardson studied biology and art while attending Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. Although his primary medium is oil, he also works in acrylic and metal. His latest works, the Shotgun Paintings, on view as part of this exhibition, are derived from his war experience.
The Army and Navy Club Library Trust Fund is honored to have Colonel Richardson’s artwork on display in the John Paul Jones and Iwo Jima rooms beginning on Thursday, March 9. The exhibit will open with a reception at 6:30 pm followed by artist’s remarks and a conversation between attendees and the artist himself.
Organized in partnership with the Army and Navy Club Special Events Committee.
A reception to unveil the portrait of General Carl E. Mundy (1934-2014), USMC, gift of the family and classmates of Carl Mundy. Included comments by General Joseph Dunford, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and General Al Grey, former Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Donors commissioned Presidential portrait artist Mark Carder to paint the Mundy Portrait and Gold Leaf Studios to produce the custom frame. Carder also painted the official portrait of General Mundy, which hangs in the Commandant’s House in Washington, D.C.