Lance Richlin

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Lance Richlin

ARC Associate Living Master TM

American artist and teacher

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2012 Finalist, Art Renewal Center Salon (Two paintings)
2012 Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America
2011 Featured in Spectrum 18, the Best of Fantasy Illustration
Finalist, The Odd Nerdrum Beautiful Nude Competition
Finalist, The America China Oil Painters Organization Competition
Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition, 4th Place, Commissioned portrait category
2012 Member of World Class Artists, Juried Facebook group

San Diego Museum of Art - All California Juried Exhibition 2000
Representing L.A. 2001-2002
Frye Museum in Seattle
Laguna Museum of Art
Art Museum of South Texas


La Luz de Jesus 2010
The Hive gallery Los Angeles - 2009
La Luz De Jesus in Silver Lake - 2007
John Pence Gallery in San Francisco - 2000
Lizardi / Harp Gallery in Pasadena - 2000
Ankrom Gallery in Los Angeles - 1987

Lance's work is in the collection of:

Grady Harp, owner of Lizardi / Harp Gallery
John Pence, owner of John Pence Gallery
Victor Chaltiel, former CEO Baxter Industries
Milton Schwartz, CEO Checker Cab
Stanley Fishfader, former owner Coordinated Equipment
Anthony Newley, entertainer
Dom Deluise, entertainer
Randol Schoenberg, Attorney
Dean Martin Estate, entertainer


2012 Easy Reader California, July (interview)
Lance will be featured in Spectrum 18
Lance is featured in an article in Blue Canvas magazine (April 2010)
His work has been featured twice in Juxtapoz Magazine (May/June 2003 and March/April 2001)
2012 Catapult Artmag Issue #7

Lance was featured in American Artist, March 2008 and American Artist Drawing magazine March 2009


Instructor Palos Verdes Art Center 2010, The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. He has instructed at Artcenter College of Design, Otis Institute, Santa Monica College and the Associates in Art (recommendations available) Lance now instructs Online with and gives classes in his own Atelier.

2012 At Palos Verdes Art Center Lance instructs Sculpture, Life Drawing and Oil painting

He has lectured at California Institute of the Arts.

He is the author of a book on portrait drawing which is now a best seller published by Walter Foster Books in 2008. This book has been #1 in the U.S. Canada and the U.K. for drawing instruction.

He was an instructor of perspective, anatomy, figure drawing and figure painting at the Laguna College of Art and Design where he taught from 1998-2007.

Lance has never spent a day in jail.

Lance wrote comedy for VH1 and appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

He was the figure and portrait sculptor, Mattel Toys 1999 to 2001.

For more information about his Associate Living Master classes and atelier, please visit