About Rick Reeves
Rick Reeves combines exquisite detail with incredible authenticity as one of the country’s leading historical artists. Rick was initially recognized as an American Civil War Artist, but has since expanded into the genre of historical art, portraiture, landscape and still life. He was influenced by the artwork of a number of different artists. This influence included the 15th century Northern European artist Van Der Weyden and the Van Eycks, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the 19th century American artists such as Eastman Johnson, Frederic Remington, Winslow Homer, A.B. Frost and Henry Farney. But it was the Brandywine school of Howard Pyle that let Rick into the arts as a career.
Rick studied art at Southampton College on Long Island, the University of South Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in studio art. He worked for a short time in the advertising field before becoming a full-time freelance illustrator and fine artist. Rick has won many awards for his work and has had numerous one-man shows throughout the United States. In 1998, Rick started his own publishing company, Collector Historical Prints, Inc. For ten years, they published off-set lithographs, all of the editions are now sold out. Rick then worked as an artist for Paramount Press in Jamestown, NY. Following this, American Art and Antiques in Virginia published Rick’s work. Maggie Konopa of Americana Historical Art has now represented Rick for many years. An artist could not wish for a better rep and publisher in the art business.
Rick Reeves was born January 8, 1959 in Tampa, Florida. He grew up there and started art classes at the age of 9 with a local woman, Austin Angle, who taught art in the 19th century academy style. Before college, he and his fellow art students had their foundations for art school down. Rick has three children, Katie, Jackson and Molly.