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Charles Henry Richert created Impressionistic landscapes and woodblock prints.  His best-known portrait is of the poet, Robert Frost.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1880, he studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and with Joseph De Camp, Ernest L. Major, and Richard Andrew.  Also, he had a year of study in Europe.  Richert maintained a studio in Ellsworth, Maine, and during this time he painted scenes of the coast around Blue Hill Bay and Bar Harbor.  Many of his landscapes are depictions of Maine.

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.  The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine includes work by Richert in their collection.

He held teaching positions at the Rindge Technical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts School of Art.  During his career he designed theater set layouts.

Charles H. Richert died in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1974.

Charles Henry Richert

American 1880-1974

Cedars - West Gloucester