KRISTIN KEST COLLECTION
(1943 - 2022)
I am sad to report that on Dec 10, 2022 Richard Bober passed away, with a memorial planned for Spring 2023. As so often happens in these situations, Richard's family will be needing some time to sort out his inventory of art. and decide what pieces of art they would like to make available for sale. What you see listed on my site represents those works they would like me to offer for sale - you will see that some are ones I have never offered before - that were found in his studio after his death. I remain his agent for sales of art, and now, the licensing of his images for commercial use.
Bober studied at the Art Students League in the early 1970s and began a successful career in commercial art around the same time. He started as a freelance medical illustrator but soon turned to creating highly detailed, heavily embellished compositions in a romantic 19th-century style that was superbly suited to mythological themes and literary fantasy.
Bober paints the old-fashioned way, using traditional techniques: multi-layers of oil paint and alkyd or acrylics glazes, on fine linen canvas or masonite, for visual effect and surface texture. Now retired from his commercial career, Richard paints for his own enjoyment. I represent his original works, both illustrative (published) and personal - and can offer what few examples remain of his cover art for the major paperback publishers, including Dell, Avon, Berkley, Bantam, Tor, and the New American Library (NAL) among others . . . including memorable early ones from the “Hitchcock Presents” series for Dell in the 1970s, and mysteries and YA novels from the 1980s to 1990s.
Richard has won many awards and honors (too numerous to list here) and was featured in Pat and Jeannie Wilshire’s "Visions of Never" collection of fantastic art (Vanguard, 2009).
Please contact me if you have any questions about the works I have available for sale, or if you have interest in licensing his images; there are many available that are not shown here. You may contact me at email@example.com or (703) 220-6234