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Richard J. Weinberg
orn in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941, Richard was exposed to art at an early age.
He was influenced and encouraged by his father, uncle and older brother who were artists, as well as A.G. Warshawsky, a well known artist and family friend. Formal art instruction began with a scholarship to the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1955. He began painting in oil in 1958, however because of the need to eventually make a living, he was steered in the direction of medicine and subsequently received his medical degree in 1967. He continued to paint even while in Viet Nam in the late 1960's. He went on in medicine to become a corneal transplant surgeon and taught at the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor and at Georgetown University as a Clinical Assistant Professor. In the late 1980's and early 1990's he studied watercolor with Jean Gil, Margaret Huddy and others, but his preferential medium remains oil. More recently he has studied oil painting through the Corcoran College of Art + Design and The Art League School where he has studied with Danni Dawson, Rick Weaver, Robert Liberace, Kurt Schwartz and Diane Tessler. His work has been juried into several VAS Treasury of Art shows and into the Art League membership shows as recently as January 2010. His work has been shown in New Orleans, Orlando and Dallas. His
           n June of 2009, a small studio was opened in Kyoto, Japan. Several paintings have already been produced there.
In November 2009, three paintings were juried into the Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art show and in January 2010 the painting shown above was juried into The Art League membership show.