Ron Richter was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1958. His family moved frequently during his childhood. This might account for his restless nature and his vivid imagination. He studied painting and drawing at Southern Illinois University and also began playing bass in rock bands performing in Carbondale, Illinois. After he graduated, he moved to Chicago. He became involved in Chicago’s bustling music scene and began writing music and lyrics. He also continued to be prolific as an artist and exhibited his work in many Chicago and public spaces.
In a series of bands, he recorded several albums and toured the Midwest, East Coast and Europe. In the 90’s, he lived in Prague for six months and Cairo, Egypt for several months, as well as traveled extensively in Egypt and Israel. When he returned to Chicago, he earned a master’s degree from Columbia College in Interdisciplinary Arts, engaging in many new creative endeavors including choreographing several dances! In 2001, he decided it was time to move New York City. At present, Ron Richter resides in Brooklyn and continues to paint, write and perform music , write strange stories and travel when he can afford it.
Photo by Patrick Morell
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