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Biography for Richard Stergulz
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Selection of Clients
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
  • Harcourt School Publishing
  • MacMillan McGraw Hill
  • Options Publishing
  • Pearson Scott Foresman
  • Red Line Editorial, Inc.
  • Zaner-Bloser Publishing
Selection of Awards
  • 1st Place Oils-Grand National Rodeo Art Show, April 2008
  • Accepted-Juried National Show, Oil Painters of America, May 2007
  • Award of Excellence-Salon International Juried Show, April 2009
  • Best of Show, Fallbrook Art Assoc open Juried Show, Nov 2006
  • Jurors top 100-Salon International Juried Show, April 2009
  • One Man Show, Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, CA Oct 2008
  • One Man Show, Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, CA Nov 2007
  • Rising Star Art-Talk Magazine, May 2007


Richard is an Illinois native who by the age of eight knew he wanted to be an artist. He graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1983 and began his successful commercial art career. After 12 years of doing commercial art, Richard felt it was time to hone his fine art style. 

Richard moved to California in 1995 and started painting for himself in a realistic style with a touch of Russian impressionism. "I admire the Russian Impressionists, especially Nickolai Fechin, for their intense brush strokes that exude passion into their paintings. I also admire Norman Rockwell for his amazing drawing ability and the volume of work he produced in his lifetime."   Lastly, Richard admires John Singer Sargent for his portrait work. “His portraits give a sense of reality but still have a painterly style, which I hope to aspire to.”

Richard works in oils on masonite board. His work is mostly figurative and he has started plein air painting as much as possible.  Richard teaches class three days a week, as well as doing demos for most of the Art Associations in San Diego and Riverside counties.

Richard's work hangs in Santa Monica, Idyllwild and Fallbrook, California in addition to Cody, Wyoming.  His paintings have won numerous awards from Best of Show to People's Choice. 

View artist's personal website: www.stergulzart.com




Published Books

The Prayer Chain: A Christmas Story About Prayer
by Kimberly Williams Shaw (Author), Richard Stergulz (Illustrator) Faith Kidz
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The Thornbush
by Michael Laughlin (Author), Richard Stergulz (Illustrator) Thomas Nelson Publishing
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