“Richard Wyatt Jr. (American, b. 1955) is best known for his practice, which includes art in public and corporate spaces, drawing, painting, and installations. Wyatt’s work often revolves around themes such as history and culture. He has been a presence in the Los Angeles art scene since he was twelve-years-old. His early art education began in the mid-1960’s. In 1978, he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has taught drawing and painting at the University of California, Irvine; the Otis/Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles; and the Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles.
For more than 30 years, Wyatt has actively produced art for public and corporate spaces with more than 30 murals to his credit. Some of his recent public art commissions include: the Robert F. Kennedy Inspiration Park (in collaboration with May Sun) located at the former Ambassador Hotel site on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA; and the “Hollywood Jazz: 1945-1972” mural restoration in ceramic tile at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, CA.”