Bio
Richard Crowson has enjoyed a long career as an editorial cartoonist putting his own satirical spin on the news of the day. His cartoons have been featured in The Wichita Eagle for many years and can also be found on KMUW’s website and social media.
Crowson is not only a editorial cartoonist, he’s also an editorial commentator for KMUW, an artist and a banjo player. You might have heard him play with his band Pop & The Boys or with his wife at their standing gig at Watermark Books & Cafe.

Artist Statement
The works in this show represent my attempts to move from the world of cartooning into the world of painting. I have a ways to go: They’re sort of cartoons produced with paint and ink. I’m interested in the relationship of those two worlds, at least as far as my abilities can convey it.
Because I’ve created these works during some rather miserable times (pandemic waves, attacks on democracy, intensified political polarization) I’m surprised that they are, for the most part, light-hearted images. They may represent escapism, cathartic self defense mechanisms or the mere frolics of the child inside of me. I’m content if they simply elicit a smile, either at the imagery or at the spectacle of a cartoonist puzzled by acrylic paint.
Images Copyright of the Artist
"Artistic Differences," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Artistic Differences," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Bee Dance," Acrylic on wood
"Bee Dance," Acrylic on wood
"Never Mind the Critics," Acrylic on wood
"Never Mind the Critics," Acrylic on wood
"Let the Dog Drive," Acrylic on panel
"Let the Dog Drive," Acrylic on panel
"Dog-blivious," Acrylic & crayon on wood
"Dog-blivious," Acrylic & crayon on wood
"Gassy Dog," Acrylic & graphite on  paper
"Gassy Dog," Acrylic & graphite on paper
"Introvert Plays Extrovert," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Introvert Plays Extrovert," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Get Serious," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Get Serious," Acrylic & ink on wood
"New Normal," Acrylic & ink on panel
"New Normal," Acrylic & ink on panel
"Alpha Beta," Acrylic & ink on paper
"Alpha Beta," Acrylic & ink on paper
"Surf Kansas’ Amber  Waves," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Surf Kansas’ Amber Waves," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Reading = Peace," Acrylic & ink on paper
"Reading = Peace," Acrylic & ink on paper
"Recognition," Acrylic on paper
"Recognition," Acrylic on paper
"Sing Them Into Dreams," Acrylic & pastel on wood
"Sing Them Into Dreams," Acrylic & pastel on wood
"Sky Girl" Pastel on paper
"Sky Girl" Pastel on paper
"Island Uke Lesson," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Island Uke Lesson," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Wichita Arts Up," Acrylic on wood
"Wichita Arts Up," Acrylic on wood
"Where There’s a Will," Acrylic & ink on wood
"Where There’s a Will," Acrylic & ink on wood
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