John A. (Jack) Richardson studied at Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, where he was awarded the Scheidt Scholarship for Study and Travel in Europe, in 1971.
He taught painting and drawing through the Division of Education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1968-1971, before becoming Co-Owner, President and CEO of South Street Art Supply in Philadelphia PA. (1972-1986) He sold his share of the business in '86 and moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, married and started a family. He continued painting and teaching - and in 2001 moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
In 2002 he opened a studio-gallery called "Richardson Gallery", which was located in the historic town of Onancock, VA.
The open spaces and rural marine nature of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia inspired Jack to pursue his interest in landscape painting. He works primarily 'on location' when concentrating on the landscape. In contrast, his sutdio/gallery has allowed him to explore still life - as well as teaching. Richardson is also versed in 'home portraiture' and has accepted many commissions in this area.
Jack Richardson's paintings are in collections worldwide.