Richard Ayer

Richard Ayer spent his childhood in Utah and at age 15 moved to Fort Bragg, California where he graduated from high school. From the College of Marin, he enrolled at the California School of Fine Art, where he studied sculpture under Stackpole. He later studied collage under Jean Varda, sculpture under Zygmun Sazevich, and lithography with Stanley Hayter, but as a painter was self-taught. He served in WWII in the Army and later returned to San Francisco where he remained until his death on August 27, 1967.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1940 San Francisco Museum of Art
1940 Lucien Labaudt Gallery
1950 Vesuvio Café
1954 Glad Hand

Selected Group Exhibitions
1939 San Francisco Museum of Art
1941 San Francisco Museum of Art
1942 San Francisco Museum of Art
1943 Seattle Art Museum
1947 California Palace of the Legion of Honor
1947 San Francisco Museum of Art
1950 San Francisco Museum of Art
1958 San Francisco Art Association

Richard Ayer, c. 1960, 40″ x 32″