Photographs and papers by and about professional artist, author, and teacher Rick Herold. Herold used a variety of media and
techniques including painting, reverse painting on plastic, neon, sculpture, performance art, and tattooing. Many of his works
dealt with the relationship of the erotic and the spiritual.
Richard (Rick) Herold was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941, served in the Navy, and attended the Acadamie Julian in Paris,
St. John's University in Minnesota, Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
In California, he launched an art magazine while studying architectural arts at Otis and was the official Los Angeles County
portrait painter from 1968-1970. Herold worked as a teacher at Pierce College and Los Angeles Junior Colleges before turning
the Zephyr Theatre into a studio and center for art happenings, theater, and Esalen group events.
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