About The Collector

Rich Shapero is a writer and musician whose passion for the work of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein motivated him to seek out and publicly display the best of the artist’s paintings from 1954-1963. Vonbruenchenhein.com is the most extensive online collection of EVB paintings.

Rich’s own latest creation, The Hope We Seek follows Zachary Knox, a sharpshooter whose search for gold leads him north to a mining camp that’s home to a cult. Zack determines to overthrow the mine boss—until Hope appears and reveals the astonishing future she has in mind for him

To tell his story, Rich fuses his provocative novel with hypnotic, original music—featuring vocals by Marissa Nadler—and the Visionary art of Donald Pass. The result is a riveting and fully immersive storytelling experience.

Rich’s previous titles include Too Far and Wild Animus. He is currently working on his fourth multimedia project.

Rich Shapero

Friends Of The Collection

Thanks to the following:

  • Lew Greenblatt and Caelan Mys
  • Lance Kinz and Michelle Tillou
  • Henry Boxer
  • Carl Hammer
  • Dean Jensen
  • Duff Lindsay
  • Frank Maresca
  • Huetta and Mary Manion
  • Rebecca Alban Hoffberger
  • Molly Dougherty
  • Susan Shure and Michael Frommer
  • William R. Glennon
  • Michael Finley
  • Michael Noland
  • Marge, Joe, Kris and Dan Arrowood
  • Ernie, Pete and Tom Richter
  • John Wahlig and Sue Howard
  • Doug Powers
  • Dan and Joan Nycz
  • Fritz Von Bruenchenhein
  • Bruce Frederick
  • Sally Duback
  • Kim Tucker
  • Roger Pierce
  • Victor Kurer
  • Dale Larsen
  • Pat Bubolz
  • Robert Jennik
  • Krista Hauser
  • Thomas Gilgenbach
  • Andrew McIntosh
  • Agass and Julian Baumgartner
  • Doug Stone
  • Dmitri Rybchenkov
  • Pauline Mohr
  • Ewa Kitowski and Gregory Gromadzki
  • Susan Pitcher
  • Percy Cannon
  • Jessica Skloven