Richard Crichton (born 1935) is a practising artist who resides in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Richard's early childhood and school years were spent at Sassafras Victoria. He then lived with his grandfather after his mother died when Crichton was eleven. As a boy Richard was using leather dyes, wax and house paint to make paintings. At around 14 years of age he met artist Arthur Boyd, who encouraged his determination to paint, giving him a paint grinder and teaching him how to use it. He completed a Diploma of Art in 1955 from Royal Melbourne Technical College (now RMIT University), where he later taught painting and drawing at degree level. Crichton formed early friendships with well known established artists including John Perceval and Sidney Nolan. His close friendship with Albert Tucker starting in the early 1960's lasted until Tucker's death in 1999. Crichton's painting of 'Albert Tucker Reminiscing' was hung in the Archibald Prize of 1982 and was acquired by Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum.
Crichton's early exhibitions were held in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. His work has been collected by leading Australian art institutions and private collectors.
Currently represented by Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Awards & Appointments
• Farewell Ballet review 'The
• Art Australia Mag Cover and
• Long Summer review Ron
• Totemic Entities review Jenny
• Ronald Millar 2012
• Richard Crichton Farewell Ballet
at Macquarie galleries, Sydney
1980 by Jenny Zimmer