Richard Titlebaum

Painting, Visual Artist

1939 –

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Who is Richard Titlebaum?

Richard Theodore Titlebaum was a writer, artist, antiquarian book collector and literature professor. He attended Boston Latin School, and received a B.A. and M.A. from Harvard. In 1969, he received a doctorate in English literature from Harvard University. He taught literature at Harvard, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Haifa and the University of the Witwatersrand. In 1976, he decided to devote himself full-time to painting. He participated in over 300 art events in 27 states and won 48 awards. Some of Titlebaum's works were done in Surrealistic styles, often with Old Testament religious motifs. He was especially interested in Middle Eastern history and the Jewish Revolts. Many of his large paintings, done in the Physique style, were donated to the Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation on his death and may be viewed on their website. At the end of his life, most of his work was religious in subject matter. His paintings are in the Fogg Art Museum, the Permanent Collection of the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation in New York City, Liberty University, and the Miami City Hall.

Titlebaum died October 9, 2006 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Born
Jan 26, 1939
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Harvard University
Died
Dec 31, 1969

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on July 23, 2013

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