April Public Art Show
featuring Richard Baratz
Date: 4/1/2010 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Keller Town Hall
1100 Bear Creek Parkway
Keller, Texas 76248
Mark your calendars to attend the April Public Art Show and Sale featuring the works of caricature artist Richard Baratz. The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The public is invited to attend Keller Gallery Walk and Meet the Artist Night from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 8.
Richard Baratz has been Sardi’s Restaurant sole caricaturist for many years. He has over eight hundred caricatures hanging on the walls, including a Producers Wall, honoring over fifty famous Broadway producers. Among his caricatures are Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Robert DiNiro, Rosie O’Donnell, Hugh Jackman and Billy Crystal, to name just a few. His caricatures can be seen in the book “Off the Wall at Sardi’s.”
A bank note certificate engraver by profession, Richard Baratz is employed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth Texas, where he is a Senior Engraver.
The late Vincent Sardi said, “If you look carefully at Richard’s work, you will see his background as a bank note engraver coming out. It gives caricatures a rich look, even from a distance.”
In 1994, Richard was hired by the Bob Hope Cultural Center and the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California, to caricature their patrons and celebrity performers.
Born in Brooklyn, he began doing caricatures while a student at the School of Visual Arts. He also attended the American Art School, where he studied under the late Henry Maurer. In additions to his caricatures, he does watercolors, pastels, pen and ink drawings and various mixed media. Illustrations by Richard Baratz have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The New York Daily News.