Richard A. Heichberger

1945 –

About R.A. Heichberger


Richard Heichberger was born in Eden, New York. While in elementary school, he attended an Andrew Wyeth exhibit at the Buffalo Museum of Fine Art, where he became interested in art. After high school graduation, Heichberger attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Technical Institute.

His art career was put on hold when he joined the Marine Corps in 1965. After receiving his discharge form the Corps, Heichberger settled in Orange County where he continued practicing his techniques while working full time. During this period he also attended and graduated from Santa Ana College with an associate degree in wildlife management. As a single parent, he imparted his love of the outdoors to his daughter.

Heichberger spent a number of years living and working in Big Bear, CA. While pursuing his art career, he spent time teaching at a Junior college and working for Disney, Bear Animation, Warner Brothers and Landmark Entertainment. Most recently, he worked for Fox.

Now Heichberger works full time as an artist. His inspiration comes from the beauty of the landscapes and wildlife of the desert and canyons of Arizona and the mountains of California, Wyoming and Colorado. R.A. Heichberger paints his experiences. His work is filled with a sence of harmony, peace, and beauty.

Source: Legacy Gallery