Artist Profile

Richard Faralla


Born in Brooklyn in 1916, Richard Faralla moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s to study commercial art. Following WWII, he moved to San Francisco, where he graduated from the California School of Fine Arts and remained until his death in 1996. He worked primarily in sculpture, and particularly small reliefs assembled from small scraps of wood later painted white or black. His work was greatly inspired by the intricate patterns and textures of the Byzantine style, seen in his mosaics constructed with geometric pieces of wood.



Works in Our Collection

Richard Faralla
Portal Sinta
Painted wood and mirror, 1971
80 x 30 x 2 5/8 inches
Gift of Dr. Bruce Friedman