Richard Vernon Goetz
Richard Vernon Goetz was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, but grew up in Pryor Creek, Ok. He attended both Oklahoma City University and the University of Oklahoma at Norman he went to New York to study at the National Academy of Design and the art student’s league. His teachers were George A. Bridgman and Jonas Lie. He also studied with Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown Ma. He traveled to Europe where he studied the Dutch Masters and the French Impressionists.
He married Edith Goetz, also an artist. They lived and worked in Oklahoma City where he conducted his own art school. The Oklahoma City Art Center has an important collection of his paintings and drawings.
Goetz’s many awards include the McDonough and Purchase Awards at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; and the Presidents Award, American Artist Professional League. He moved to upper Westchester county New York where he painted the late President John F. Kennedy and the legendary Washington party-giver Perle Mesta.
Medium- Original Pastel on Paper
Frame is 4 ¼” overall, and molding is 1 ¾” with a 2 ¼” silk liner
Image size: 23” H X 14 ½” W
Overall size: 31 ½” H X 23 ½” W