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Marius Johannes Richters (Rotterdam, March 20, 1878 - Hillegersberg, June 8, 1955); Dutch artist.
Richters was, among other things, a painter, draftsman, printmaker and glass artist. He was trained at the Rotterdam Academy of Art. He painted harbor scenes in his hometown Rotterdam. He also painted the polder landscape around the city. Together with others, he founded the artists' group De Branding. He was also a member of the circle of artists R33. He belonged to the painters who were commissioned in 1918 to produce murals for the Rotterdam council. In the council chamber of the town hall in Rotterdam hang six monumental wall paintings by Richter.
Richters was an etcher and carver. As a graphic artist he created cityscapes, harbor scenes and religious prints. He also drew, among other things, political cartoons. Shortly before the bombing of Rotterdam in WWII Richters made a panoramic picture of the city of Rotterdam from the tower of City Hall.
He made stained glass windows for the Zuiderkerk in Rotterdam, the Oosterkerk in Aalten and St. John's Church in Schiedam. The Zuiderkerk was destroyed in the bombing of Rotterdam and Richters glass windows were lost.
Richters' work is located in Rotterdam, Maritime Museum, City Archives and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. In 1978 to commemorate his 100th birthday, an exhibition dedicated to his work was mounted in Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum. In 1938, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, his work had been exhibited in Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum. In 1961 there was an exhibition of his work at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and in 1964 in the Hague Municipal Museum. In 2005 there was exhibition of his work in the Historical Museum (formerly The Schielandshuis) in Rotterdam. For this exhibition Marius Richters Rotterdam by Liesbeth van der Zeeuw was published.