Leanne Hodgett's beautifuly rendered portrait of George and his wife is on the mural painted pole opposite Lilydale Pharmacy.

George Richardson was a man of great depth, gentleness and humour.

He was a passionate artist and always had several paintings underway at any one time. He was a revered teacher, both for his own prowess and for the innovative and witty ways he found to engage others in art.

George had a steadfast belief in the goodness of others. He didn't sell his paintings, he had an honesty box and he trusted people. George, a deeply spiritual man, is very much missed.

As a respected teacher, George took an active role in the Tasmanian art curriculum.

George exhibited his work in many places. In 2005 there was a retrospective of his work 1955 - 2055 at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Inveresk.

This exhibition was photographed and is available at Library Tasmania.
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George was honoured with Life Membership of the Academy Gallery at the University of Tasmania School of Visual and Performing Arts.

 

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