Sunday, January 19, 2014

Richard Tomlinson: Court Artist and Illustrator

The late Richard Tomlinson's birthday was today, January 19th, 
which is a great opportunity to show a selection of his fine artwork, from reportorial art to court art. 
Below is a selection of works from 
 the Son of Sam and the Mafia to his lovely drawings of Mexico. 
Richard was always drawing, whether it was a typewriter in the press room or his plant at home
he was a very dedicated and inspired artist. 
You can also check out the Tumblr site dedicated to his wonderful artwork
John Gotti's brother Gene and co-defendant John Carneglia
in Brooklyn Federal Court on trial for
running a multi million dollar heroin ring
by Richard Tomlinson

Vinny " the fish" Cafaro
on the stand in Newark Federal Court
by Richard Tomlinson

"Son of Sam" David Berkowitz with defense lawyers by Richard Tomlinson

Below Richard Tomlinson's illustrations of Mexico

By the pool  Ixtapa


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    1. Thank you very much. The blog is just over 2 years old,
      and was put up b/c most people rarely get a chance to see courtroom art
      that is shown on TV. So it is posted here by several artists.
      Then subsequently the artists collectively agreed to be part of a book
      on courtroom art. That book is for sale on Amazon, published by CUNY Journalism Press.
      Thank you again for your interest.

  2. Somehow missed this but love it -- always have loved the late Richard Tomlinson's rich and character full work.