Richard E. Bishop

1887 - 1975
Engineer, Printmaker, Painter
Origin: United States
Born: 1887, Syracuse, New York
Died: 1975, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

As a child, Richard Bishop's father taught him how to hunt for waterfowl and he remained an avid sportsman throughout his life. After graduating from Syracuse High School in 1905, he attended Cornell University where he excelled at technical drafting. He moved to Milwaukee and worked as an electrical engineer for Cutler-Hammer Manufacturing after earning his masters degree in engineering. When World War I broke out, Bishop was commissioned as a Captain and assigned to the Army Chemical Warfare Unit at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. In 1919, he was discharged from the military and went to work for his father-in-law's Philadelphia manufacturing plant.

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1943, Oil on Canvas
Richard E. Bishop
United States, 1887 - 1975