Richard Hallier was born in Kansas City, Kansas on July 11, 1944 where he grew up the eldest of three. He served in the United States Marine Corp where he was an illustrator as well as preliminary marksmanship instructor at Paris Island, S.C. He studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. In 1966, after his marriage, he and his wife moved to Boone, N.C. where they raised their children.
Richard began sculpting in 1984 and produced his first lifesize bronze and hundreds of contemporary abstract stone sculptures and bronze abstract figurative pieces in limited editions. He exhibited regionally and nationally and is included in many corporate collections and museums: NCNB Corporate, Wachovia Bank, R. J. Reynolds, Northern Telecom, Hickory NC Museum of Art and many others.
Richard produced over 70 lifesize figurative bronzes. He did the lifesize bronze of Martin Luther King at the N.C. Arts Festival Memorial. Some of his commercial productions include Hilton Head Island, Shipyard Plantation, Palmetto Dunes Resort and Sea Pines. He died in April of 2010.