Richard will truly be missed. As a graduate student at SFSU from 1974 to 76, I had the opportunity to study with him. In those two years, time and time again, he had a way of telling you in words what you were feeling about the work you were struggling with, plus ways to resolve the problem. His focus and dedication as a artist and instructor always came through when I would talk with him. His witticism and wonderful knowledge of art history made me think…Yeah, it's going to be okay to be an artist. If not being given that opportunity to study with him, I know I would not be the artist I am today.
With my deepest sympathy,