Richard Lindner (November 11, 1901 –April 16, 1978) was a German-American painter.
"born in Hamburg, Germany, 1901. Studied music in Bavaria. Was a concert pianist from 1919 to 1923. After studying painting in Munich and Berlin and doing free lance work, he received his first assignment in 1928 as art director for a big newspaper. When Hitler came to power, he went to Paris. In 1939 he volunteered for the French Army, but came to the United States in 1941. Received his first advertising commission from Container Corporation. Mr. Lindner is working in New York as a free lance artist, making illustrations for books including Flaubert's 'Madame Bovary,' and for magazines such as 'Vogue' and 'Harper's Bazaar." The Museum of Modern Art exhibited his paintings in 1944" (Modern Art in Advertising).