Profile Updated: August 30, 2019
Residing In: East Rochester, NY USA
Spouse/Partner: Cynthia
Occupation: Professor of Art, Nazareth College/Writer
Children: Aaron, born 1987, actor/singer and writer at Atlas Obscura

Josh, More…born 1988, singer-songwriter in Maybird

Adam, born 1990, filmmaker and drummer in Maybird
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After attending Philadelphia College of Art and Washington University in St. Louis, in 1975 I began teaching art at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY (not a Catholic school - we need a new name). I'm still there. I also teach at the Woodstock School of Art. I occasionally organize art shows and served as co-curator for "Leaving For The Country: George Bellows At Woodstock."

I'm primarily a printmaker but I've also been writing for the last four decades, mostly about art and jazz. Like my twin brother Steve, for a while in the 1970s I wrote a lot of songs. Of the dozen or so that were recorded, the best is "Love Don't Hurt People" (written with Steve), by the great soul singer Cissy Houston:
Many of our other songs are here:

My oldest son is a singer and writer. The other two are in Maybird (30th Century Records). Their music and videos are so psychedelic they look and sound like they could have been done in 1969. Warning – this may cause flashbacks for some of you:

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Aug 30, 2019 at 11:05 PM
RONALD NETSKY has left an In Memory comment for ALLAN RICHARDS.
Aug 19, 2017 at 12:33 PM

I have wondered and asked classmates about Allan for years. I had heard that this was probable but I still went anxiously to the list of new names when I saw his, sadly, only to see it confirmed. After half a century I still often think of Allan, remembering the gentle, thoughtful, wonderful person he was.