"Richard Calvo: 
Photographer & Mentor"

Retrospective with work by Brook Hedge

July 25 - August 23

    We celebrate the life of photographer Richard Calvo with a retrospective exhibition of his work. The selection of photographs lovingly showcases his passion, talent, and life experiences. These pieces are accompanied by work from Lewes photographer, Brook Hedge, who was an artistic collaborator and close friend of Richard’s.

    Richard Calvo was born in 1944 in Queens, NY after his parents emigrated from Spain and El Salvador in the 1930s. He spent his childhood in New York City and began working towards his degree in English Literature at NYU. He was drafted during the Vietnam War and sent to Vietnam as part of a Public Information Office unit. The duties of this group involved documenting and reporting newsworthy happenings in the war, both on the battlefield and off, and dealing with visiting media and dignitaries.  Richard’s primary task was to write but he found a keen interest in the photographic aspect of this job. He returned from Vietnam with a camera and a new passion. Shortly after his homecoming, he won first prize in a photo contest and became absolutely hooked on photography. Calvo finished his degree at Pace University and worked his way toward becoming a full-time photographer, living in New York City for several years before moving to Long Island. During his professional career, he shot advertisements for large corporate organizations like sporting goods and cosmetic companies and presented his work at many galleries and art shows throughout the northeast. Richard and his wife Lori, who has had a major role in orchestrating the exhibition, moved to Southern Delaware in 2013, where Richard found inspiration in the serene rural surroundings.

    This display is a look into the life of this great artist. The subjects span from coastal landscapes to historical images of war-time protests, to dramatic black and white shots of NYC and more. Many groupings will be narrated by Richard’s own words, as he was a beautifully skilled writer, or by stories recalled by Lori.

    Brook Hedge retired to Lewes where she decided to follow her passion for photography after forty years in the legal profession in Washington D.C.  She and Richard met during his first exhibition here at the Peninsula Gallery in 2014 and became dear friends. The two shared a love for Leica cameras. Both using the Leica M3 during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Richard captured images of pro-war demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and Brook was in California at UCSB photographing anti-war demonstrations. This symmetry is apparent in the show. Brooks says, “When we were not sharing brunches together with our spouses, we would meet for photography discussions. Richard was a wonderful mentor. Our time consisted of stories about our lives and lessons. He taught me the secrets of shooting effectively with a Leica 246, which papers to use, and the unique characteristics of certain lenses.”

Richard Calvo

Artist Richard Calvo

“Cape Henlopen Lighthouse” 13” x 18” image 26” x 30” framed Richard’s last photo $1,800 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Red Pickup Truck, Truck Rt 1 DE” 20” x 30” image 32” x 42” framed $2,200

Artist Richard Calvo

“Lightship, Lewes, DE” 9.5” x 5.5” image 22” x 18” framed $295

Artist Richard Calvo

“Color of Dreams” 14” x 14” image 29” x 29” framed $825

Artist Richard Calvo

“The Gate” 18.5” x 23” image 32” x 36” framed $2,100

Artist Richard Calvo

“Cold Spring Harbor” 13” x 20” image 26” x 30” framed $1,100

Artist Richard Calvo

“Acadia” 9” x 9” image 22” x 22” framed $375

Artist Richard Calvo

“Moored, Long Neck, DE” 22” x 27.5” image 34” x 39” framed $2,200

Artist Richard Calvo

“The Quiet Before” 15.5” x 23.5” image 27” x 35” framed $1,495

Artist Richard Calvo

“Prime Hook Nationa Wildlife Refuge” 20” x 30” image 33” x 42” framed $2,200 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Summer Prelude” 19.5” x 19.5” image 32” x 32” framed $1,300

Artist Richard Calvo

“Summer’s End” 11” x 20” image 26” x 32” framed $925

Artist Richard Calvo

“Love Creek” 15” x 20” image 30” x 26” framed $1,200 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“November Morning Lewes, DE” 20” x 30” image 33” x 42” framed $2,200

Artist Richard Calvo

“Last Day of Winter” 11” x 11” image 26” x 22” framed $525

Artist Richard Calvo

“Joie de Vivre” 16” x 31” image 32” x 42” framed $2,100 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“The Wind” 15” x 15” image 26” x 22” framed $895

Artist Richard Calvo

“Normandy Morning I” 9” x 9” image 22” x 22” framed $375 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Normandy Morning II” 9” x 9” image 22” x 22” framed $375 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Trees in the Fog” 7.5” x 19” image 22” x 26” framed $595

Artist Richard Calvo

“New York Snow” 19.5” x 10” image 29” x 18” framed $795 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Central Park, New York” 16” x 19.5” image 26” x 30” framed $1,200 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Central Park Coach” 14” x 20” image 24” x 30” framed $1,100

Artist Richard Calvo

“Manhattan Skyline” 13” x 9” image 22” x 18” framed $495

Artist Richard Calvo

“Manhattan Bridge” 8” x 6” image 22” x 18” framed $275 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“New York, NY” 30” x 24” image 42” x 32” framed $2,250

Artist Richard Calvo

“Mekong Delta” 10” x 6.5” image 14” x 18” framed $295

Artist Richard Calvo

“Sidearms” 7.5” x 5” image 14” x 11” framed $195

Artist Richard Calvo

“Victory Granny” 7.5” x 5” image 14” x 11” framed $195

Artist Richard Calvo

“Only The Depraved” 7.5” x 5” image 14” x 11” framed $195

Artist Richard Calvo

“Pro-War Apr 4,1970” 7.5” x 5” image 14” x 11” framed $195

Artist Richard Calvo

“Bible & Flag” 7.5” x 5” image 14” x 11” framed $195

Artist Richard Calvo

“Regent Street, London” 10” x 24” image 22” x 36” framed $1,000

Artist Richard Calvo

“Carnaby Street London” 6” x 9” image 18” x 22” framed $295

Artist Richard Calvo

“Fossil Fuels” 12” x 7” image 22” x 18” framed $375 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Untitled” 6” x 12” image 18” x 22” framed $325

Brook Hedge

Artist Richard Calvo

“Ode to Richard” 8” x 12” image 15.5” x 19” framed $250 sold

Artist Brook Hedge

“From the Window” 13” x 12” image 24” x 20” framed $495 sold

Artist Brook Hedge

“Quietude” 12” x 15.5” image 22” x 24” framed $495 sold

Artist Brook Hedge

“Out of Darkness” 12” x 12” image 24” x 20” framed $495

Artist Brook Hedge

“Dreams” 12” x 18” image 22” x 24” framed $495

Artist Brook Hedge

“Reaching” 10.5” x 10.5” image 24” x 20” framed $495

Artist Brook Hedge

“1950s Classic Jungle” 13.5” x 9.5” image 23.5” x 18” framed $495

Artist Brook Hedge

“Beached” 11.5” x 17.5” image 22” x 26” framed $495

Artist Brook Hedge

“Leaves of Grass” 12” x 14” image 24” x 20” framed $495

Artist Brook Hedge

“UCSB 1970 Building 1” 6.5” x 9.5” image 13.5” x 15” framed $195

Artist Brook Hedge

“UCSB 1970 Isla Vista” 12” x 8.5” image 22” x 17” framed $325

Artist Brook Hedge

“UCSB 1970 Anti-War Rally” 17” x 12.5” image 28.5” x 18” framed $495

Artist Brook Hedge

“UCSB 1970 Building 2” 6.5” x 9.5” image 13.5” x 15” framed $195

Artist Brook Hedge

“Stephen” 10.5” x 8” image 22” x 16” framed $325

Artist Brook Hedge

“Morning Light” 12” x 8” image 23” x 16” framed $325

Artist Brook Hedge

“Finale” 12” x 8” image 23” x 16” framed $325

Artist Brook Hedge

“At Rest” 8” x 11.5” image 20” x 20” framed $325

520 E. Savannah Rd. Lewes, DE 19958

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