ZENITH GALLERYest. 1978
Celebrating 39 Years in the Nation’s Capital
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 6 pm


RICHARD YARDE (1939-2011)

Richard Yarde  is one of America’s great watercolorists, recognized for his ability to produce large-scale works of brilliant color on a mercurial medium.  A professor of art at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst since 1990, the Boston-bred and raised artist paints city and African-American city dwellers, reflecting his personal experience.  

Known for images that range from evocative to lyrical, from portrait studies to complex figurative compositions, Yarde has painted a variety of subject matter including famous black personalities and his acclaimed Harlem Savoy Ballroom installation.  Sometimes he entices us into private worlds, rich with abstract patterns and monochromatic planes, and at other times he offers tantalizing snatches of time and action.

Yarde’s paintings are owned by many prestigious institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.  His works have also been shown in museums and galleries in Paris, New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Hartford and other metropolitan cities.

   
Front #2, and Back #2, 1985
Watercolor on paper
80" x 105"
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Porkpie Hat (Lester Young), 1979
Watercolor on paper
16" x 12"
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The Birthday (Trombone Man), 1982
Watercolor on paper
29.75" x 22"
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The Living Room (Aquarium), 1982
Watercolor on paper
22" x 36"
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The Funeral - Requiem, 1982
Watercolor on paper
22" x 36"
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ZENITH GALLERY est. 1978
TWO LOCATIONS:
UPPER NORTHWEST GALLERY: 1429 Iris Street, NW,  Washington DC 20012       MAP
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm, Or by appointment 
DOWNTOWN GALLERY: 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004       MAP
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 7 pm, Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm
(On Saturday Enter on 12th St. NW DC 20004; Knock and a guard will let you in.)
Tel: 202-783-2963      Email: art@zenithgallery.com