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Richard Gessner’s Bio
Older than the firstborn Horseshoe Crab,

Gessner is a hermit living in Montclair, New Jersey

His paintings are playful, erotic, ludic.
Gessner’s multifarious writings are iconoclastic
visionary sardonic travelogues. His writings are rife
with misanthropic humor and lunatic logic.

I am a Montclair¬†, NJ artist who walks…a terrestrial animal. How often is it that someone is walking up a main street during an april snow shower and gets approached by a girl reporter who photographs and interviews them, then publishing their picture
on the front page of a major New Jersey newspaper?
NOT OFTEN!  a rare, bizarre chance occurance.

Richard Gessner’s work is published in: 580 Split, Air fish, Rampike, Another Chicago Magazine, Happy, Raw Vision, The Pannus Index, Coe Review, Ice river, Furious Fictions, The Act, and many other magazines.
His “Excerpts from the Diary of a Neanderthal Dilettante” and “The man in the couch” was published by Bomb Shelter Props 1991

Richard at Cry Baby Gallery

Richard at opening of show at Cry Baby Gallery in Asbury Park

Richard at Cry baby Gallery

Richard at opening of show at Cry Baby Gallery in Asbury Park

Richard at work

Richard working