Richard Henry, MSc MA, is an artist and teacher with particular interest in the contemplative aspects of pattern. He has a background in philosophy and 
cognitive psychology and studied for two years under Keith Critchlow, and 
Paul Marchant, two of the world's leading authorities on sacred geometry
and Islamic patterns. Richard has subsequently lectured widely on 
these subjects and has devised and taught practical art courses in 
geometric design for the British Museum in London's World Arts 
and Artefacts programme. He has undertaken field studies in 
Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Syria and Iran.

Richard is the co-editor and illustrator of 
Miranda Lundy's Sacred Number, a book 
about the history and symbolism of 
number, and has participated in a 
number of group shows and 
educational projects exploring 
links between geometry and art. 

For the 2009 Royal Society 
Summer Show , Richard helped
to develop an interactive exhibit 
exploring links between 
medieval Islamic designs and 
contemporary scientific 
research into mathematical tiling 
patterns. 

Richard is a visiting lecturer at The 
Slade School of Fine Art, The Prince’s 
School of Traditional Arts, Central St Martins,
a sessional lecturerat Birkbeck, University of London 
and an associate lecturer at 
the Open University in London. 

Richard also regularly teaches courses and leads educational tours with 
Art of Islamic Pattern
(further information).

To contact Richard, please email
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