Born in 1922 in Philadelphia, Richard later moved to Detroit to enlist in the Navy. There he began painting and sculpting, and soon after, he studied in Paris and New York. He joined a gallery and began to exhibit his work, mainly scrap metal sculptures. Richard kept at this until his death in 1983 and today many of his pieces can be seen in museums and sculpture centers.
You can find this one at the Whitney Museum of American Art.