Richmond Burton Biography

Alabama, 1960 -

This established American artist studied architecture at Rice University, Houston, Texas. An abstract painter and printmaker, Richmond Burton lives and works in East Hampton, New York.

With a background in architecture, many of Burton's paintings stress visual order. Hard-edged geometrical forms dominated his early canvases, but later a more organic patterning emerged. Devoted to his work with what has been described as a 'monastic' fervour, he believes "painting is the only artistic activity without compromise".