Born in Victoria in 1935, Richard Crichton is a practising artist who resides in Melbourne, Australia. He studied at Caulfield Technical School and Royal Melbourne Technical College, where he later taught. Since 1966 he has held over 25 sucessful one man exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows. Crichton formed early friendships with well known established artists including John Perceval, Sidney Nolan and Albert Tucker. Awarded a Harkness fellowship in 1967 he moved his young family to New York and lived for the first year at the Chelsea Hotel, with artist Brett Whiteley and his family as their immediate neighbours.
The earliest auction listing we have for Richard Crichton is in 1969 and in total 66 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 46 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $9,150 for White Line sold by Mossgreen Auctions in December 2015. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Richard Crichton are held by the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).
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