Richard G. Sigafoos (American, 1908-1985) noted impressionist artist, muralist, illustrator and teacher primarily known for his landscapes and marine paintings. His paintings have been exhibited widely and he has received many awards including the gold, silver and bronze medals at Buffalo Society of Artists' exhibitions. He also served as Production Illustrator at the Bell Aircraft Corporation during WWII, Buffalo, NY, and also as illustrator for the New York State Education Department. He illustrated the book Telling Trees, by Julius King (1953). Sigafoos along with fellow artist and art partner George A. Albach (American, 1907-1949) created murals for the Chicago Tribune Tower, one of a religious nature at the Kensington Methodist Church, Buffalo, NY, and also a mural for the modernized office of the Alling and Cory Paper Co., Buffalo, NY representing the manufacturing and distribution of paper in a modern manner, as well as many other public buildings and churches. His works are also in many private collections in the united States and Canada. He was a resident of Chautauqua County and maintained a home and studio on Chautauqua Lake.
Education: Studied art at Rochester Mechanics Institute, Rochester, NY, and the Albright Art School, Buffalo, NY, which he later taught at.
After Leaving his post as instructor at the Albright Art School, Richard became interested in teaching private groups in drawing and painting. His keen understanding of student problems and his strict adherence to fundamentals have contributed largely to the success of this understanding. many of his former students went on to become professional artists of local and national reputation.
Memberships: Buffalo Society of Artists (BSA), served as President from 1946-48, Buffalo, NY.
(Rewritten in parts & compiled by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., East Aurora, NY, meibohmfinearts.com, sources: Too long to list here and are furnished upon request.)