Richard Crefields

(American, 1853 – 1939)

Richard Creifelds, portrait and genre painter, was born in New York City in 1853. He studied art at the National Academy of Design and at the Royal Academy in Munich during the 1870s. Privately, Creifelds took lessons with Barth and Wagner. The artist exhibited in Brooklyn, at the Pennsylvania Academy, the National Academy and the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 19th century. Creifelds passed away in 1939.

  • Studied
  • National Academy of Design
  • With Barth
  • With Wagner
  • Royal Academy, Munich, 1870s
  • Member
  • Brooklyn Art Association
  • References
  • Dunbier (ed.), Artists Bluebook: 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005
  • Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975
  • Gerdts, Art Across America, Vol. I
  • Falk (ed.), The Annual Exhibition Record of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Falk (ed.), Annual Exhibition Record, National Academy of Design 1901-1950
  • Falk (ed.), Annual Exhibition Record, 1876-1913, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Opitz (ed.), Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
  • Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art, Artists Active 1898-1947
  • Brooklyn Museum, American Paintings/ Brooklyn Museum Complete Illustrated Listing of Works
  • Sheldon, Recent Ideals of American Art
  • Naylor, Exhibition Record 1861-1900, National Academy of Design
  • Mallett, Index of Artists, International-Biographical
  • Exhibited
  • Brooklyn Art Association, 1876-81, 1891-92
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1877, 1881
  • National Academy of Design, 1877-93
  • Art Institute of Chicago, 1888-89
  • Work
  • St. Andrews Church, New York City
  • 107th Regiment Armory, New York City
  • Chamber of Commerce, New York City
  • Court of Appeals, Albany, New York
  • Montauk C., Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art