Richard Yard was born in Boston and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. He has been a significant presence in the New England art world since the mid-1960s. He received a B.F.A. cum laude and a M.F.A. from Boston University. He has trained generations of young artists at a succession of colleges and universities, and has been Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst since 1990. His own work has enriched our sensibilities as he charted a unique watercolor style. Solo and group exhibitions throughout the country have featured his paintings, which reside permanently in nearly three dozen public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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