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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO


 August 3 – October 5, 2019

The Photography of Richard Loftis

Sponsored by William H. Perry, III

Richard Loftis is recognized as one of the most distinguished photographers in the Midwest. He was a founding board member of the Society of Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, and has taught in the photography departments of the Kansas City Art Institute, Longview Community College, Lee’s Summit, and Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas.  A former design engineer for Westinghouse Electric and Western Electric, he used his engineering skills to design and manufacture specialty photography equipment. His photographs have been accepted for inclusion in several PhotoSpiva exhibitions.

His work is included in collections of the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City. A 50-year retrospective of his work was presented in 2002 at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph.



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