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Neidhardt, Richard

American, 1921-2009
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About this Artist

Neidhardt was a painter and sculptor, who taught at Austin College in Sherman, Texas for 19 years, after which he held the position of professor emeritus of art for 23 years. Having been born in Chattanooga, he earned his B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, his M.F.A. at the university of Florida, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

In 1953-54, the University of Florida announced that Neidhardt was awarded a Fulbright grant to the Rijksacadamie in Amsterdam. He was awarded a Cullen Grant to Egypt, and Richardson Grants to Southern France and Greece. Neidhardt's paintings and sculptures are widely included in Texas museum collections. His paintings were formal and abstract statements with little subject matter.

Neidhardt said that after World War II, having become interested in the art and culture of Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and India, he began the study of art as a painter. The energy of color and aesthetics of mathematics became basic to his work.


Richard Neidhardt (1921-2009)
May 4, 1921 Chattanooga, TN
1961 Ohio State University, Ph. D.
1953-54 The Rijksacademie, Amsterdam
1952 University of Florida, M.F.A. in Painting
1947-49 University of Tennessee at Chatanooga, B.A. with
Honors in Art
1939-41 Georgia School of Technology
1935-39 The McCallie School
1982 Richardson Grant for Research in Greece
1975 Richardson Grant for Research in Southern France
1973 Cullen Grant for Research in Egypt
1959 Ohio State University Graduate Fellowship
1958-'59 Danforth Grant for Advanced research in painting
1953-'54 Fulbright Award to Netherlands for Painting
1986 - Present Professor Emeritus of Art, Austin College,
Sherman, TX
1967- '86 Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Austin
College, Sherman, TX
1966-'67 Director of Art, Angelo State University, San Angelo,
1961-'66 Chair, Art Department Hardin Simmons University,
Waco, TX
1954-'61 Assistant Professor of Art, University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL
1951-'53 Art Director, University of Florida Press
1949-'51 Power and Condon Agency, Chattanooga, TN
1941-'47 Pan American Airways-Africa, Limited
2012 Richard Neidhardt: 1921-2009 A Mini Retrospective,
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2001 "Divine Comedies", The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
2000 Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
1997 Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
1995 "Life or Consequences", Hooks-Epstein Galleries,
Houston, TX
1993 "Introductions", Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
1991 Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
1990 Bee College, Beeville, TX
2009 Masterworks, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
2007 31: Thirty-one artists. Thirty-one works., Hooks-Epstein
Galleries, Houston
2003 Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston
For the Birds, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
2002 Round I, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
2001 The Box, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
2000 Spatial Expressions, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston,
1999 The Beauty Show, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington,
1998 Faculty Show, Austin College, Sherman, TX
1997 A Wink and a Nod, Sally Sprout Gallery, Houston, TX
1996 Intimate, Barbara Davis Gallery, Pennzoil Building,
Houston, TX
New Beginnings, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
1995 The Box, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
1994 Visual Arts Alliance Eleventh Annual Exhibition,
Houston, TX
1994 Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
1992 Anthony Ardavin Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1991 The Frame Gallery, Inc., Brookline, MA
Beverly Gordon Gallery, Dallas, TX
1990 University of North Texas, Denton, TX
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