Richard Haas

b. 1936

Born in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

After working for many years as an abstract and color field painter Richard Haas began to produce a series of drawings, paintings and especially etchings and drypoints of 19th and early 20th Century New York facades and buildings. They began as studies for his dioramic boxes of New York streets but evolved into a full-fledged obsession with American architecture and its history. Haas's lithographs capture in exquisite detail, several of these buildings.