In 1969-70, Robert served with the 23rd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was awarded an Army Commendation Medal with a ‘V’ Device for valor. After military service, he attended California State University, Long Beach, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, specializing in scientific illustration.
Mr. Richert has pursued art full-time for over 40 years. For most of his early career, his primary subject matter was wildlife. In 1982 he won the prestigious California Duck Stamp competition. In the 1990’s Robert began to devote more time toward his passion for scenic beauty. Today he specializes in California landscapes and seascapes. His paintings hang in fine art galleries, and several have sold for over five figures. Robert has earned, “Artist Choice,” best artist, and other honors.
Robert seeks to create dramatic paintings that rise above the generic. People say that his paintings are inviting; they transport them to beautiful places where viewers experience joy and tranquility.