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    Richard J. Watson, an alumnus of the Pennsylvania   Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, is a multi- faceted artist who is widely recognized as a representational, and collage artist. He has to his credit many public and institutional murals throughout the city of Philadelphia. Liturgical murals within the chapel of the Church of the Advocate, at 18th and Diamond Sts. in North Philadelphia, the mosaic tile centerpiece at the Loews Hotel, Sole Restaurant and  the official portrait of former Mayor of Philadelphia, W. Wilson Goode, in the Mayors Reception Room at City Hall, Philadelphia, are but a few of the genres of expression through which his talents are recognized. A seasoned  songwriter and solo performer, he also produces signature brand, one of a kind, art-to- wear fashions, Watson continues to  devote  many hours  encouraging and advising  younger  artists by conducting workshops in schools. He regularly serves as a guest critic, participates on a variety of professional arts panels, juries and advisory boards.  He is presently the Curator of Exhibitions at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. His paintings  and works of art have been favored by private collectors and institutions for many years.

A partial listing includes:

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

The Uniworld Corporation, New YorK, N.Y.

Brandywine  Graphic Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa.

Sprint Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri

La Salle University Museum,  Philadelphia, Pa.

Artjaz  Gallery, Glenside, Pa.

The  Schomburg  Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, N.Y.

The Federal Reserve Bank Collection, Philadelphia, Pa.

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