Communicating via art...

In his own words:

art is a universal kind of communication; you don’t have to have the knowledge of languages if you can draw; this is the very beginning, in a sense, of writing.


Capturing the essence of his subjects using a unique style he called multiple image, Bernard strove in search of "intellectual depth rather than the depth of a draftsman."
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Limited edition prints and posters are available here.


Bernard Joseph Riley
(1911-1984)

A historian for Bridgeport!
Bernard "Bud" Riley lived his entire life in and around Bridgeport, Connecticut. As an artist, he was largely self-taught and spent 40 years working in a factory to support his family. Despite these drawbacks, he successfully attained a substantial degree of local fame... Read more...