A registered architect and sculptor, Richard Bertman was educated at Harvard University (B.A.1956), The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B. Arch 1961), and the University of California at Berkeley (M. Arch. 1965). He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a founding Principal of CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc., a Boston architectural firm. He formally taught at the Rhode Isand School of Design and the Boston Architectural College, and has been a visiting criic at Harvard, M.I.T., and Tuskegee Institute. He is listed in Who's Who in America.
Richard Bertman has worked in the medium of welded steel and carved wood for over 40 years. Some of his work is abstract and kinetic, made of moving parts powered by small electric motors, and some of his work is more figurative formed of bent wire, like 3 dimensional drawings in space. His work has been exhibited in museums and art galleries through out the country.