Richard Becker

Richard Becker

Born and raised in Los Angeles, an artistic child, photographer, teenage published author and amateur motocross racer, Becker eschewed art for a career in the sciences that earned him several patents and a master’s degree from Stanford University. Then, in 1996 while on a 3-year assignment living in Europe, he fell back in love with the arts.

Since then he has pursued this passion vigorously, blending the arts and sciences including collaborations with The Getty and The Tate. With works spanning the serious to the offbeat, his public and corporate art include the monumental POW sculpture at the US National Cemetery, several busts for The Emmys in Hollywood including Mary Tyler Moore and Ron Howard, and a bronze homage to Homer Simpson for Fox Studios. Becker’s commission interests are works that strive to honor and inspire others through this lasting art form.

His home and studio are in San Diego, California.

His installation, “Depending on Your Perspective” was at Sparks Gallery in 2022.

“I create works that strive to honor and inspires others through lasting form. My latest creative endeavors celebrate the beautiful wonders of life and art reflecting my 2014 re-entry into the world analogous to hearing sound after decades of deafness.” –Becker

“What Becker expresses cannot be taught” — San Diego Union Tribune
“Bronze Brilliance” — Décor and Style Magazine
“Genius” – Matt Groening — Artist and Creator of The Simpsons
“♡” – Jerry Saltz
“…springboards for the imagination.” — Sculpture Review Magazine
“Extraordinary work.” — Ron Howard, Actor, Writer and Producer

Notable Collections:
Twentieth Century Fox
Gracie Films
The Scripps Research Institute
City of San Diego, California
City of National City, California
City of Poway, California
City of Laguna Hills, California
Hewlett Packard Corporation
Good Samaritan Foundation
ResMed Corporation
The University of the West of England
The Walt Disney Company
US National Cemetery Administration
Dr. Peter Farrell
Ron Howard
Seth MacFarlane
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys)

Exhibition Review: Richard Becker – “Float” / A Solo Show

In the Press

As seen in new exhibit ‘Float,’ San Diego artist Richard Becker’s work has become more playful

As seen in new exhibit ‘Float,’ San Diego artist Richard Becker’s work has become more playful

San Diego Union-Tribune

August 2018

For the past few years, Richard Becker has been drawn to things that are light and bright. “It’s the first time I’m doing something non-classically anatomical,” he said of the whimsical children he creates out of stainless steel and calls “tots.” His new work will be the subject of a solo exhibition called “Float” at the Sparks Gallery in downtown.

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