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Richard John Haas (born August 29, 1936 in Spring Green, Wisconsinmarker) is an Americanmarker muralist who is best known for architectural murals and his use of the Trompe l'oeil style.


His murals have been commissioned as decoration for numerous public buildings in the United States. These include Chase Fieldmarker; the Robert C. Byrd Federal Building & Courthouse in Beckley, West Virginiamarker; the main branch of the New York Public Librarymarker, the Lakewood Public Library (Ohio), the Sarasota County, Floridamarker Judicial Center and the former Board of Education building in Brooklyn, NY´. One of his most renowned works, "Brooklyn Bridge", couples both his artistic genius with his architectural background.

At 1211 North LaSalle Street on the Chicagomarker’s Near North Sidemarker, a 16-story 1929 apartment hotel converted into a 1981 apartment building, was used for trompe-l'œil murals in homage to Chicago School architecture. One of the building's sides features the Chicago Board of Trade Buildingmarker, intended as a reflection of the actual building two miles (3 km) south.

Haas created a three-sided mural on the Edison Brothers Stores building, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1984. Description: Keim silicate paint, . A three sided mural with eight obelisks at its corners, a painted sculpture of Peace on the west facade, and a painted equestgrian stature of St. Louis on the south facade. The 13 story building is now a Sheraton Hotel and Edison Condominiums.

The only european mural by Richard Haas is in Munichmarker between Rumfordstr and Frauenstr. Is one of his earliest works, realized in 1978 in occasion of his Munichmarker exibition.


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