Richard Burnside

1944 – 2020 (Maryland, USA)

Visionary painter inspired by epic dreamscapes of ancient times, whose salvaged materials and use of house paint on board fleshed out the subjects of his mythic kingdom. Two of the artist’s royal portraits are included in the show, presented in bespoke frames of salvaged wood.

Collections: Smithsonian Museum (Washington DC); Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minnesota).
Exhibitions: Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers (2023), Royal Academy of Arts (London); The African American Voice (2015), Morris Museum (Georgia).
Publications: Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers (2023), ML Anderson & R Lampkins-Fielder; Testimony (2001), K Conwill & A C Danto.