Nebraska Authors

Richard Schilling

Born ≈ 1933 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Schilling spent a decade as a part-time dental officer on Holland America Line cruises. Paintings and drawings from his work on Cather were exhibited at the Great Plains Art Museum in 2011. He received a 2012 Nebraska Book Award ("Nonfiction Nebraska as Place") for his book on Cather landscapes.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Loveland, CO

Author Of

  • Visual Work


Painting--Nebraska Themes; Willa Cather


Degree, 1957, College of Dentistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE




Artist-in Residence, Isle Royale National Park, 1996
Artist-in-Residence, Mesa Verde National Park, CO, 2006
2012 Nebraska Book Award ("Nonfiction Nebraska as Place") for Portraits of the Prairie.


Portraits of the prairie : the land that inspired Willa Cather. 2011. In HR

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