Myra Reynolds Richards

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The sculptor Myra Reynolds Richards stands in front of the bronze sculpture she made in 1918 for the Murphy Memorial Drinking Fountain in Delphi, Indiana.

Myra Reynolds Richards (31 January 1882 in Indianapolis – 1934) was an American sculptor and teacher. She studied at the Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis mainly under Mary Y. Robinson, Roda Selleck, and Otto Stark, but also with J. Ottis Adams, William Forsyth, Clifton Wheeler, Rudolf Schwarz, and George Julian Zolnay.[1] She also studied in New York under Isidore Konti and in Paris with Charles Despiau at the Académie Scandinave.[2]

Richards taught at the Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis.[3]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ Opitz, Glenn B., Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Books, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1988
  2. ^ "Pioneer Family", by Myra Reynolds Richards, 1924
  3. ^ Petteys, Chris, ‘’Dictionary of Women Artists’’, G K Hill & Co. publishers, 1985