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Exhibition November 9, 2019 − February 16, 2020
Richard Olsen: Transformed Vietnam
Richard Olsen studied at the University of Wisconsin, where he received a bachelor of science degree in 1958 and a master's degree in fine arts (specializing in painting and printing) in 1966.

He was a child during World War II and a teenager during the Korean War. In Wisconsin, he enrolled in the ROTC, the training corps of reserve officers, and he received an officer diploma at the beginning of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. He became a helicopter pilot on duty for the next several years in Vietnam. He returned to school after completion of official duties to obtain a master's degree.

In 1969, he entered the faculty of art, which became the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. Over the years, he climbed the career ladder, first as an assistant professor, and then was appointed professor. He served as professor of teaching at Sandy Beaver University from 1998 until his retirement in 2001, when he was appointed professor emeritus of art.

Exhibition "Transformed Vietnam"Rich in allegory, symbolism and allusions. The series, which began in 1976, now includes more than two hundred paintings conceived and executed on a monumental scale.