The Society for Education through Art (SEA) held exhibitions from 1947 to 1969 as part of their 'Pictures for Schools' scheme. The scheme encouraged local education authorities and other educational institutions to purchase original works of art. Richard submitted paintings to several of these exhibitions, and sold a good many of them. On several occasions his paintings were voted best pictures by the children visiting the shows.
The person who drove the ideas behind Pictures for Schools was the artist and chair of Pictures for Schools Nan Youngman. Richard was at the Slade at the same time as Nan so he may have known her. However, this connection would not have been his sole motivation to contribute works to the exhibitions. Richard's interest in painting for children goes back further than the 'Pictures for Schools scheme. See his exhibition of Paintings for Children in 1945.
The records of works that appeared in Pictures for Schools exhibitions are incomplete. We think Richard actually submitted more paintings than those listed below.
More about the S.E.A:
National Arts Education Archive, Yorkshire:
1956 - The Society for Education through Art (SEA) held a conference at Bretton Hall chaired by Sir Herbert Read.