R. Callner


Richard Callner was born in 1927 in Michigan, but spent most of his childhood in Chicago in the midst of the Depression. At the age of 17, Callner dropped out of school and enlisted in the Navy during WWII. He began his formal study of art through the G.I.Bill at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1946.

Callner had several distinct artistic periods. His early work was dark and abstract, while his Lilith period showcased the myth, and was lighter and more detailed. He then was inspired by his surroundings and moved on to vibrant landscapes, and finally his work became more abstract.

 
  Richard Callner - Early Works   Richard Callner - Lilith Period   Richard Callner - Later Works  
             
 

Browse the galleries using the links at the top of the page, or read what critics had to say about Richard Callner using the links to the right.

You can also see a catalog of Richard Callner's work that was displayed at Fireflanz Gallery in the Spring of 2005 here.

Callner also had a 50 year retrospective at the Albany Institute of History & Art in 2003, you can read about it here.

   

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