Richard F. Stone

Dick Stone studied for four years at the    Art Students League in New York City with Raphael Soyer, Moses Soyer, George Bridgman, and Chaim Gross.  When he started he was the youngest student the League had ever accepted and had to, in fact, receive special permission to attend nude sketch classes. He then went on to Yale University School of Fine Art where he studied with Josef Albers, and received a BFA. 

After graduation, Dick established a career in New York as a top illustrator.
His work appeared on the covers of magazines like Redbook, Reader’s Digest, Ladies Home Journal, Sports Illustrated, Woman’s Day, Saturday Evening Post, and many others—he is archived in The Illustrator In America.  He turned to photography and for many years his photographs appeared in major advertisements (Volkswagen, Avis, and American Airlines, etc.)—one of his posters is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art  in New York City (poster collection). This led to a longtime career in filmmaking as a Director during which he received several Clio Awards for his commercials, one of which is also in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

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