Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Laon France

  • Artist:

    Richards, Walter D.

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1907–2006

  • Date:


  • Medium:


  • Dimensions:

    13 1/4 x 18 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds from the Jason Elder Family, C.A. Seward Memorial Collection

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  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Walter D. Richards

American, 1907–2006

Laon, France, 1954


Wichita Art Museum, C.A. Seward Memorial Collection


In this etching, we see the architectural design of Йglise Saint-Martin. This early-Gothic church stands as the backdrop in which Richards can ground his work in while World War II plains fly overhead. This particular building had been damaged in the midst of WWII, thus becoming a prime choice for exploration of the war influence on the world around us.