Selected Bibliography


“…a deeper more faceted side of his work…” [full article]

“In The Galleries: War Paint,” Advocate, February, 2016



“Paul Richmond has been painting joyous pictures of cute guys with their pants down for years…” [full article]

Ed Kennedy, “The Joys of Cheesecake Boys’ Spoofs Mellow Art Icon Bob Ross,” NewNowNext, December, 2015

Garrett Miller, “Paul Richmond: LGBT Artist and Activist,” Rated G Radio (radio program), November 2015 [interview link]

“As a child, Paul Richmond baffled his parents, who worked for a mortgage company and a railroad. The three-and-a-half-year-old seemed to want to do nothing but sit at the dining room table and draw, sometimes hundreds of pictures a day.” [full article]

Laura Dachenbach, “War on Canvas,” 614 Magazine, August, 2015

“…seeing these lighthearted takeoffs on the classic calendar pinups of Art Frahm makes everything seem alright again. And isn’t that a great reason for art? To uplift the spirits?” [full article]

Christopher Harrity, “The Precarious Plight of Paul Richmond’s Pinups,” Advocate, April 25, 2015

“The struggles Paul’s figures face in ‘War Paint’ jump off the canvas through the use of pigment and what I would call extreme texture. This style creates dynamic images on the canvas that draw the viewer into learning more about the figures and what challenges they are facing.” [full article]

John Myers, “Artist Spotlight: Paul Richmond,” Kinkster Mag, February 2, 2015


“Casting hunky men in the mid-20th century women’s pin-up style, the tongue-in-cheek collection is a humorous and often quite hot artistic exercise in breaking down gender and sexuality-based stereotypes.” [full article]

Will Stroude, “Gay Artist Paints Men in Typical Pin-Up Poses,” Attitude Magazine, December 11, 2014

Douglas, “Artist, Activist, and Storyteller, Paul Richmond,” On Air With Douglas (radio program), November 26, 2014 [interview link]

“Paul Richmond…pours a bucket of issues in front of the spectator, unequivocally suggested through the subtle narrative of his new painting series. Similarly to homosexual artists such as Mapplethorpe, he explores ideas of sexuality and identity through artistic expression.” [full article]

Ana B.K., “War Paint,” Widewalls, September 2, 2014

“There is no one definition of masculinity. What it is, what it encompasses, and what it can be are part of an ever evolving conversation, and Paul Richmond’s work is a striking visual representation of all of these questions. The viewer is invited to consider not only what these men are wearing, but why.” [full article]

JJ Vincent, “War Paint: New Images of Men and Masculinity,” The Good Men Project, August 22, 2014

“…the body is the medium and the painting on it reveals the complex personality of the individual.” [full article]

Nicolas Tarier, “Fantastic Paintings by Paul Richmond,” Art-Spire, August 19, 2014

“Ohio-based artist Paul Richmond is hoping to investigate the construction of identity and masculinity with his incredible new series, which is set to make its Provincetown debut later this month.” [full article]

Curtis M. Wong, “Paul Richmond’s ‘War Paint’ Series Challenges Masculine Conventions, The Male Form,” The Huffington Post, August 18, 2014

“Artist Paul Richmond is no stranger to fighting in the trenches for equality…War Paint captures the essence of warriorlike queer masculinity with guys smeared in every colour of the rainbow…” [full article]

Michael Lyons, “Love Is a Battlefield,” DailyXtra, August 14, 2014

Leon Krauze, “Best Flood Ever: Reimagining Noah’s Ark As A Gay Cruise,” Open Source With Leon Krauze (tv program), March 28, 2014


Kennedy, James, “Capolavoro: Masterpiece of Man,” Capolavoro Publishing, 2013 [purchase link]

“Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, photographer Mike Ruiz and comedian Alec Mapa are just a few of the well-known gay personalities to appear in Richmond’s saucy, tongue-in-cheek series…” [full article]

Curtis M. Wong, “Paul Richmond’s ‘Cheesecake Boys’ Features Men in Classic Pin-Up Poses,” The Huffington Post, May 8, 2013

“Artist Paul Richmond turns popular ‘cheesecake’ poses on their head with ‘Cheesecake Boys.'” [full article]

Donna Dickens, “12 Spectacular Illustrations of Men in Classic Pin-Up Poses,” Buzzfeed, May 7, 2013

Roy Mitchell, “Matadora and Cheesecake,” Roynation (radio program), May 7, 2013 [interview link]

E. Hirano, “Paul Richmond,” Noisy Rain, issue 13 (magazine), January, 2013 [magazine link]


Paul Vitagliano (DJ Paul V.), “Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay,” Quirk Books, 2012 [book link]