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Richard Misrach is an American contemporary photographer renown for his images of vast colorful landscapes. Richard Misrach was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1949.

Misrach attended the University of California at Berkeley where he earned a b.a. in philosphy. He became interested in photography after watching and taking pictures of students taking part in riots.

Some of the favorite subjects of Misrach include desert canyons,the region of the Southwest United States, and the famed Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

The artist has had his work licensed by Apple computers and also the H.B.O. television company.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $110,000.

Misrach has been awarded fellowhips from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist including many examples of his work:

 

The artist is based out of Berkeley, California.

Richard Misrach is a great example of how an artist can be created from events. Misrach attended college not to study art or photography, but rather to study philosophy and math. Being at a university with such an active student body made him want to capture the emotions he saw. This experience caused him to alter his career path and learn about photography, and we in the art wold are forever greatful for that!

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