Richard D’Amore was a renowned photographer (1940-2006), whose works are in a number of celebrity collections and major museums . His work has appeared in various publications as well as galleries and exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including the distinguished Galerie Lavignes Bastille, Paris.
Though a living legend in Europe, D’Amore’s career and work have until recently, been overlooked in the United States. Spanning a career of more than thirty years, Richard D’Amore’s work has a strong, universal appeal that both satisfies the critical connoisseur as well as the collector who seeks a ‘simple aesthetic pleasure.’ Whether it be his nudes, his landscapes, his architectural photographs or his still-lifes; all of his work shares the same thread of superb quality. A comprehensive exhibition is scheduled for this artist in Spring 2006, which will be accompanied by an exhibition catalog with a selection of platinum, cyanotypes, hand tinted and black and white prints of his work. Richard D’Amore first discovered photography while living in Mill Valley, California. He worked under the tutelage of artist and photographer Walter Chappell. In 1970, D’Amore relocated to France to work and study. A powerful collection of early works were published in 1971. While in Europe he taught photography at Camberwell College of Art in London. Upon returning to the US, D'Amore worked for the celebrated designers, Charles and Ray Eames as their photographer in the Venice Studio. Richard D’Amore’s work has been published in numerous publications, and has been collected by a both eclectic and well known number of private collectors.