Richard T Scott is a Contemporary History Painter working in New York. A Georgia native, his work explores the complex tensions of American identity through the transcendental perspectives in Buddhist and Humanist philosophies. Known for his mastery of light and color, his portraits, interiors, and large scale compositions have exhibited across North America and Europe: Le Grand Palais in Paris, Palazzo Cini in Venice, Museu Europeu d'Art Modern in Barcelona, the Museum of New Art in Detroit, and are preserved in permanent collections worldwide such as the The New Britain Museum of American Art, the Georgia Museum of Art, MEAM, MACS, former British Arts Minister Alan Howarth of Newport, Sea Island Resort, and Robert C. Kennedy PhD. Among many honors he has recieved, Richard has designed coins and medals for the United States Mint, including the 2016 Fort Moultrie quarter, and was honored as an Associate Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.
Richard has given lectures and workshops, most notably at the Tyler School of Art, The Florence Academy of Art, The University of Georgia, The Lyme Academy, Laguna College of Art and Design, and the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts.
His interviews, writing, and art have been feature on NPR, PRI, and countless national and international books and publications.