RAiR | 1970-71

Richard Mock

Richard Mock (1944-2006) was born in Long Beach, California. He attained his BFA from the University of Michigan in 1965, focusing on printmaking and his MA in Painting from the University of Oklahoma in 1970. “Dick” created complex room-sized art installations in the 1960s and made social commentary sculptures in the late 1990s. But he was best known for his witty linocut illustrations in ‘The New York Times’ newspaper during the eighties and nineties. He painted portraits in a variety of styles and was the official portrait artist of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Richard Mock’s work was part of a biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 1973. His prints were shown alongside those of Mexican political printmakers, including Posada, at the Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, in 2004.