Richard Turtletaub, an American figurative and abstract artist, was born in the suburbs of New York City and followed his older brother Jeff into drawing and painting early on. With his brother and some talented instructors as mentors, Richard spent a good part of his teenage years creating artwork.
After studying graphic design in college, Richard worked for a decade as an art director in New York at Town & Country magazine under the esteemed editor Frank Zachary.
Richard moved to San Francisco in 1992, where he started his own business as a designer and illustrator, doing projects for numerous firms and publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Foote Cone & Belding, Levi’s, The Washington Post, The LA Times, among others. His design work as been awarded by the Society of Publication Designers and The Art Director’s Club and he has participated in exhibits at numerous venues around the U.S.
While he continues to apply his design skills in advertising, Richard has, in recent years, returned to the easel where he’s become more passionate than ever about painting and has drawn attention from designers and collectors with his vibrant, varied pieces.