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Richard Haynes


Artist Richard Haynes Jr.

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.

These items reflect various stages in Richard Haynes’s working process for a different composition. At left can be seen a color photograph of costumed models whom Haynes arranged and captured from different angles. This snapshot led him to make black line drawings of the composition, which he then colored in to test different color relationships.
Richard Haynes created different color options for Cyrus Bruce’s attire.
A closer look at the color options for Cyrus Bruce’s attire. Haynes used the brush to remove unwanted flakes of crayon from his paper.