Richard Wawro, Artist



Richard Wawro was a remarkable Scottish artist who earned widespread acclaim for his detailed drawings created with the unusual medium of wax oil crayons. With these he produced exceedingly detailed, dramatic images of intense depth and colour. Richard developed his art well beyond the constrictions of his autism and physical disability.

The drawings of Richard Wawro have a popular appeal which is not confined to traditional artistic circles. His work is admired and owned by people who would not consider themselves art collectors. Notable owners of Richard Wawro originals included Lady Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II.


“An incredible phenomenon, rendered with the precision of a mechanic and the vision of a poet.”

- Professor Marian Bohusz-Szyszko, Polish School of Art