Richard Landis (American, born 1931) is an artist whose rigorously conceived and executed weavings explore systems of closely related colors. Landis has lived in Arizona for most of his life. An accomplished fly-fisherman, hunter, gardener, and gourmet wilderness cook, the artist lived for nine years in the Tonto National Forest in the Sierra Ancha, tending to a grove of indigenous trees and plants. “All growth processes, whether in art or biology have interested me,” he has said. “Through photographer Frederick Sommer I came to realize that man had to invent art to understand nature, and that perhaps intellect resides in our taste buds.”  Landis studied art at Arizona State University under... more.