Barry Richman began his career in acrylics more than 30 years ago. He refined his art while working with a nationally-renowned furniture designer in the late 70s and early 80s, and has been creating his own designs since 1984. Today he is internationally recognized, with pieces in locations as far-flung as Hong Kong, the Kremlin and Brazil.
His work has been recognized as fine art by galleries, private collectors, corporations and the entertainment industry. Richman Design has been selected to provide the podiums for the Academy Awards show on three different occasions, most recently in 1996. Richman has also created artistic podiums for the Daytime Emmys, the American Music Awards, the Jim Thorpe Awards and the Warner Brothers movie, "The Bodyguard" starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Many of these are on display at Richman Design and available for rent.
Today, Barry Richman continues to bring his unique expressive style to works that romantically blend the intricacies of shape, color and light. He divides his work between commissioned pieces and limited editions of distinctive Richman designs, and on occasion collaborates with other artists who paint on his original creations.
As always, each Richman design has its own unique personality. Even those within limited editions have subtle differences. Every detail is painstakingly set by hand, then hand-polished to the remarkable finish that is a signature of Richman designs.
"As the creator," Mr. Richman reflects, "I put a part of my soul into every piece. I like to think they're being adopted, not sold."