Sculptor Richard Myer earned his BA degree in Fine Arts at the Brigham Young University of Utah, where he later became an instructor. He then returned to New York City, where he was born, where he took advance studies at the Art Students League, The Sculpture Center, The American Art School, and the Salmagundi Club. He continued to remain in the east as Art Director for Jas. H. Matthews until 1970. Upon moving to California, Richard began his professional career as a full time sculptor.
It was a trip at age 12, as he vacationed with his family that spurred Richard’s appreciation of the West. Indian reservations, historical ruins, and the rugged scenic beauty filled him with awe and a desire to return someday. In his youth on a family farm in Pennsylvania Richard discovered the joy of sketching, modeling clay, and carving wooden figures.
Richard has done designs for Walt Disney Studios and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He has completed three 8 ft. bronzes for a memorial park in Illinois. Richard was commissioned to sculpt the marker for John Wayne’s unmarked grave in Newport, CA. and is currently working on an 8 ft. sculpture of Frank Miller, founder of the Mission Inn at Riverside, CA.