Richard Haynes Jr. (b. 1949) is a New Hampshire-based artist nationally recognized for his paintings and photographs. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he studied at New York City’s High School of Art & Design and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. When he returned home, his middle school teacher encouraged him to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Lehman College (City University of New York), and then a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn). Until recently, Haynes served as Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity at the University of New Hampshire, where “Higher education is a must” was his key message to prospective students.
Richard Haynes created this portrait of Cyrus Bruce during his artist’s residency at the Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. These photographs were taken by Nicolas Hyacinthe during Haynes’s time there. Learn more about Langdon House in the sections below.