Paul Richards (artist)

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Paul Richards (born 1949)[1] is a British figurative painter and part-time lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art.[2]

Richards was educated at Saint Martin's School of Art and Maidstone School of Art. He came to prominence in the seventies for performance-based art he produced with Bruce McLean in Nice Style,[citation needed] the world's first pose band.

Richards paints portraits and still lives. Seventeen of his oil paintings are in UK public art collections, for example Arts Council England and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust Foundation.[1] He is represented by Connaught Brown Gallery, London.


Crisis of Identity: 22 January - 28 February 2009 - Connaught Brown Gallery, London


1967: Robert Self Gallery, London

1977: Battersea Arts Centre, London

1981, 82, 83: Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London

1985: ‘Red Rite’, Riverside Studios, London;‘Love Dance’, Connaught Brown, London

1988,90: Connaught Brown, London

1991: Denis Hotz Fine Art, Johannesburg

1992,94: Connaught Brown, London

1995: Carling Dalenson, Stockholm

1996,98: Connaught Brown, London

1996: Dalenson Gallery, Naples, Florida

2003,06: Connaught Brown, London


1972: ‘The British Thing’, Oslo

1973: ‘Critics Choice’, Tooth Gallery, London;‘Deep Freeze’ (performance), Hanover Grand, London

1974: ‘A Problem of Positioning’ (performance), Architectural Association, London

1975: ‘End of an Era’, Robert Self Gallery, London

1979: ‘The Masterwork’ (performance), Riverside Studios, London

1982: ‘Collazione Inglese’, Venice,‘The New Classicism’, Bremio Lubiam, Italy

1983: New Purchase Exhibition, Arts Council Collection, National Theatre, London;‘The Formal and Informal’, Gallery of Modern Art, Bologna

1984: APERTO 84, Venice Biennale

1985: ‘Room at the Top’, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London;Festival d’Eté de Seine Maritime, Rouen

1987-88: ‘The Arts for Television’, touring Exhibition - venues included: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée National d’Art Moderne,Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tate Gallery, London

1991: Recent Purchases, Contemporary Art Society, Camden Arts Centre, London

1994: Summer Exhibition, O’Hara Gallery, New York

1997: ‘Wait and See (What’s for Dinner)’, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

2004–05: ‘Tom Bendhem: Collector’, Contemporary Art Society Touring Exhibition


  • Fenner, Felicity, and Paul Richards (1996), A Certain Fiction, Florida OCLC 40924538