Richard E. Fluhr

"Mama" Figurative Red Tonal Abstract Painting on a Paper Bag, 1989



Acrylic on Paper Bag


Red tonal abstract painting with a cubist influence. The piece was painted on a brown paper bag. The work is signed, titled, and dated by the artist. It is framed in a black frame with a white matte.

Artist Biography

Richard E. Fluhr was born in New York City in 1955 and moved to Texas to work as an artist. Beginning with ceramics at age 15 and showing at Ola Podrida Gallery in Dallas he moved on to U.T. Austin and received his BFA from University of Houston followed by a MFA in Printmaking at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He traveled extensively painting life along the way in watercolor, oil, or acrylic usually on recycled materials such as paper bags, pamphlets, and receipts and showing in six galleries in the States and several galleries in Mexico where he also maintained a studio in the late 1980’s. His art have been shown in the U.S., Russia and Mexico and is represented in over 900 private and public collections including The Brooklyn Museum of Art, N.Y., The Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., The Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, Mich., and The British Museum, London, England. Richard has exhibited in 100’s of group and One Person Shows with work from Spain, Morocco, Italy, Portugal, Great Britton, France, Belgium, Greece, Hong Kong, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and all over the U. S. including New York shortly after 9/11. He taught at The Art Institute of Houston for 17 years and owned and operated REF Studios, a Houston Art Gallery from 1990 to 2000 at which time illness slowed him down and he semi-retired while collecting art all along the way.


H 21 in. x W 16 in. x D 1.25 in.

Dimensions without Frame

H 17 in x W 12 in.