Richard Houston

Illustration / Photography and Imaging / Integrated Studies / Entertainment Design


Richard Houston is a full-time professor specializing in foundational education for Illustration, Fine Art, and Entertainment students. In addition to ArtCenter, Mr. Houston is a regular lecturer and educator for both the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Norton Simon Museum. He has developed programs for major exhibitions addressing a variety of subjects including Rembrandt, Gustav Klimt, Gustave Courbet, Classicism, Italian Baroque Painting, British Watercolor, Andrea del Sarto, J. M. W. Turner, Jean -Honoré Fragonard Drawings, Picasso Lithographs, and Japanese Ukiyo-e. Richard Houston was the J. Paul Getty’s Artist in Residence for 2012 and has been teaching at ArtCenter since 2001. He endeavors to maintain an ever-smaller web footprint and hopes, someday, to be included in the Smithsonian’s Collection of Lesser-Known Individuals.


  • ILL-204-01: Analytical Figure Drawing
  • ILL-204-04: Analytical Figure Drawing
  • SAP-890-02: Entertainment Narratives
  • SAP-890-01: Entertainment Narratives
  • ILL-204-02: Analytical Figure Drawing
  • ILL-204-03: Analytical Figure Drawing