Richard Grosvenor was born in St. Jean de Luz, France, in 1928. He studied painting with Richard S. Meryman at the Groton School in, Massachusetts. In 1950, he graduated with a B.F.A. from Harvard University. Mr. Grosvenor worked as a commercial artist for the National Forman's Institute and the Electric Boat Company of General Dynamics.
In 1953, he was appointed head of the Art Department of St Georges School in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1974, Grosvenor, a true renaissance man, designed and built his new home. This creative endeavor was followed by the creation of his own boat and most recently his own airplane. In October of 1999, St Georges School named their new arts Facility in honor of their beloved past instructor.
Richard Grosvenor was taught landscape painting during his Groton years. His subject matter includes urban and rural landscapes, architectural studies and an extensive portfolio of New England coastal scenes. His watercolors and oils have been purchased by institutions throughout the United States and are in numerous private collections.
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