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

Richard Ayer