Richard Ogden Perry
Born June 19, 1943, Orange, NJ
Summit Hight School (learned photography and wooden boat building from father)
Brown University 1961-66
BS/AB Chemistry, minor Philosophy, reporter for Brown Daily Herald
U of Penn Law School 1966-69
Summer/ holiday work: basic research and pilot plant operations at Union Chemical Co. and FMC Corp; started college graduation photography business at many NE colleges including Brown, Lafayette, Mount Holyoke, BC, UConn.
Moved to New York City January, 1970; Legal Associate Fish & Neave, Park Ave; Renovated loft at 128 East 7th Street (Ave. A ) 1970-78; met and married Janine Miller Perry in 1973.
Art Students League (drawing & painting classes with Robert Beverly Hale, Lester Rondell, Vincent Malta, Robert Phillip and Everett Raymond Kinstler), New School (sculpture class with Manolo Pascual), Brooklyn Museum art critiques classes (1971-74)
Studied Egyptian reliefs at Met and Brooklyn museums and physiology of the eye and brain at Flower 5th Avenue Hospital library and experimented with conceptual and perceptual paintings, began relief paintings (1974-75)
Group and 2 person shows at Green Mountain Gallery, Soho 1976-78; Met and discussed art with Robert Motherwell, Alex Katz, Alice Neel, Lucien Day, Sigrid Burton, John Blee, other artists.
Moved to Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts in October, 1978, made play dough jewelry for NY artist Dick Dulany, developed wood dough jewelry and sold at art fairs, rented house at 649 Main Street, converted bedroom to art studio, opened sole practice law office, life drawing with Harry Holl, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Chatham Creative Arts, Castle Hill, etc. (1979-1986).
Moved to 1772 Main Street, Brewster and began restoring 2nd Empire Victorian house, converting maid’s quarters and barn to art studios, one person shows of reliefs at Orleans Academy of Performing arts, Brewster Ladies Library and First Parish Church (1987-1996).
(1997 to date) Began concentrating on “holographic” intaglio reliefs, took up digital photography, began drawing caricatures of friends and acquaintances. One person exhibitions of reliefs at C. Duell Arts (Fort Point), Claremont Cafe, Eclipse Gallery, Newbury Street, Boston, Brewster Ladies Library 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010; Cape Cod Conservatory 2002, 2004; Academy of Performing Arts 2004, 2005, reliefs purchased by Boston Museum of Science for optical illusion exhibition (ongoing);Cape Cod Museum of Art 2007.
Made life size figure reliefs for Misanthrope set, pen & ink stage set of Wonderful Town, exhibited 1960’s photos of Vietnam anti war rallies and Woodstock for 9 Ball, curated world wide urinal photos for Urinetown at Cape Rep Theatre, curated antique tintype show at Orleans Library.
Group shows and one person shows of reliefs at many Cape Cod venues including Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cape Cod Art Association (many awards), The Chocolate Sparrow, Cafe Alfresco.