RAiR | 1971
In 1969 Francie Rich (b. 1947) graduated with a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota, her place of birth. She received her RAiR Grant after studying at the Reitveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands and obtaining her MFA from the California College of the Arts and Crafts in 1970. Francie moved to Louisiana in the mid-1970s and worked at various colleges and universities, notably as a director of European art tours. Known for her satirical, semi-fantastical portrait drawings and paintings, Francie’s work is held in the collections of, amongst others, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ewing Gallery of Art in Knoxville, Tennessee.