Richard Welling was a noted Connecticut artist whose highly detailed ink drawings chronicled the changing architectural skyline of cities. Fascinated by how things work and how they are built, he rendered the construction of many buildings in his hometown of Hartford, CT over several decades. He also sketched the demolition of the buildings that made way for the new ones; he felt their loss was equally important to record for the city's history. Welling traveled to other cities to render their iconic buildings, including New York City where he had studied art and had fallen in love with its great examples of architectural design.

Recent Exhibition at the Connecticut
Historical Society
An exhibit of Richard Welling's Hartford drawings titled: (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling was on display through April 25, 2015. To learn more about the exhibit, click here.

To follow CHS blog postings about the artist's work, click here.


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