Tuesday, October 12, 2010

(Social) Realism: Sierra Leone Art

Richmond Garrick (1961)

Born 1961, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Richmond Garrick received formal training at Milton Margai Teachers college where he got his Higher Teachers Certificate. He later earned an Associate Degree In Marketing Art/Design and pursued his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts at Montclair State University and his Masters Degree at Rutgers, Mason Gross School For The Arts. He was a school teacher at St Joseph's Secondary School and Annie Walsh Memorial School in Sierra Leone. He also served as Ad-Junct Professor at both Mason Gross School for the Arts, Rutgers University and Middlesex County College in New Jersey. Richmond presently works as a designer for Webcraft Technologies. He is still involved in music (on the production side).


World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin (http://gaelart.net/) to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).

Click here for (Social) Realist Art Definitions, World (Social) Realism and Global Solidarity, Art and Politics, Social Realism in history and Country Index.

Suggestions for appropriate artists from around the world welcome to caoimhghin@yahoo.com.

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