In 1942 before serving for three years in the US Army during WWII, Robert Richenburg studied at the Corcoran Gallery and the Art Students League. Upon his return from the war in 1947, he settled in New York to study with Amedee Ozenfant and Hans Hofmann. He was then introduced to artists Ibram Lassaw and Willem de Kooning. In 1949 when the Artist's Club was formed, Richenburg was an active member. He showed in the Ninth Street show and was included in three Stable Gallery Annuals. In 1964, Richenburg accepted a position at Cornell University; he also taught at Hunter College and from 1970 to 1983, at Ithaca College. In 1983, he retired to East Hampton, NY with his wife, the artist Margaret Kerr. Richenburg's work continues to be exhibited in such venues as the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton.