Richard Ehrlich

(AMERICAN, b. 1938)

Richard Ehrlich was born in New York City in 1938. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Cornell University and went on to study medicine, receiving his medical degree from Cornell in 1963. He first began painting, influenced by 19th century artists, especially Cezanne, and turned to photography. His work is in many collections worldwide including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, The George Eastman House, Denver Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Holocaust Archives Portfolio is held in the permanent collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, The Jewish Museum in New York City, The Jewish Museum, Berlin, Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaism, Paris, France, Charles E. Young Reseach Library at University of California, Los Angeles, Shoah Foundation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca New York, among others. He has published a number of books and currently resides in California.