Paul Rickert is an American artist known for his watercolor paintings of urban and industrial scenes. At the age of 19, Rickert was drafted into the US Army, where he was assigned to the Vietnam Combat Artists Program.
Following his Army discharge, Rickert enrolled in Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, graduating in 1974. During this time he also studied privately with artist Nelson Shanks. While still a student, Rickert’s works garnered the 1972 Gold Medal of Honor from the Allied Artists of America and the 1972 Edgar Whitney Award from the American Watercolor Society.
A landscape painter who divides his time between Philadelphia and Maine, his renderings of nocturnal scenes with soft illuminations and moonlit reflections have generated comparisons to the Romantic landscape artist, watercolorist, and printmaker, Joseph Mallord William Turner.