Richard Treaster, born in Lorain, Ohio in 1932, passed away July 20, 2002. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
From 1966 to 1980 Treaster taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The medium of watercolor was his favorite for exploring ideas of realism. He exhibited throughout the United States in one man and group shows. His work is in the collections of eighty corporations and art museums, including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Butler Institute of American Art.
The focus of Treaster's work in watercolor was the area of realism, primarily devoted to capturing the flow of light over still life objects.