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BIOGRAPHY

      Since 1973, Richard McWherter’s activities have included the learning, creating, exhibiting and teaching of photography as a vital medium in visual art. He received his first opportunity by winning a scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts while still in high school. McWherter’s photographs have since appeared in many regional, national and international exhibitions and have also been reproduced in nationally recognized magazines for fine art photography.  In 1990 he received the top award for black and white photography from Photographer’s Forum magazine and his work appeared in the book The Best of Photography as a first place winner.  More recently, his work received the State Museum of Pennsylvania Purchase Art Award for 2014 and in 2015 he was part of an international showcase of photography at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France that included a companion book,The Exposure Award: The Nature Collection.


      As an educator, McWherter is dedicated to the continued artistic growth of all learners. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993 from Seton Hill University with a major in Studio Arts and a minor in Art Education.  In 1996 he became the current Visual Arts Instructor at the high school in his hometown in Western Pennsylvania and served as the Art Department Chair for many years. He has also taught photography and digital imaging at the University and other local art centers. He has received many awards for his photographic art, as well as for his innovations in teaching, and in 2007 he was named the Art Educator of the Year by the Greensburg Area Cultural Council. It is his belief that creative thinking and inventive problem-solving skills are extremely important to the success of both individuals and society as a whole.      

     

      McWherter was one of the first contemporary artists in the country to exhibit their work online through a self-designed personal web page. The page was featured in a story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in March of 1996 and appeared in syndication in newspapers across the nation. Since then, his work has appeared in many feature articles in newspapers and magazines regarding art, photography and art education.


      His commercial clients have included both regional and national corporations and institutions, as well as freelance assignments for family portraiture and groups. Currently he works exclusively on self-assignments for galleries and book projects. His book projects are represented by his entrepreneurial venture, Walkwood Publishing. His artwork is also available in local art centers and gift shops. For more information, please visit the Contact page or email your request to the Walkwood Online Gallery at eagereye@email.com.


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