(1929 - 2003)
Richard Coons was active/lived in California. Richard Coons is known for mountain and coastal landscape.
Photo Credit: Wynne Benti
Biography Richard Coons
The following was submitted July 2004. by Wynne Benti, a representative of the artist.
Richard Coons started painting when he was 47 years old. He was trained in the plein-air tradition by Robert Clunie (California Art Club, 1930-1958), Larry Kronquist, and marine painter, Bennett Bradbury. He studied at Laguna Beach Art School.
Inspired by the sea, the desert, but mostly by his beloved Sierra Nevada, he lived his entire life in the remote Eastern Sierra town of Bishop, California.
He was married to Wynne Benti Coons, an artist and owner of a small publishing company.
Born in Los Angeles, California, on December 13, 1929, the middle son of Grace Manley Coons and William Rowland Coons, a hydrographer for the Los
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