Richard E. Fuller at The Temple of Horus at Edfu, 1926
Richard E. Fuller (1897-1976) was an internationally respected art collector and patron. He founded the Seattle Art Museum at Volunteer Park (which now houses the Seattle Asian Arts Museum) in the early 1930s. As then president of the Seattle Art Institute, Richard Fuller, Ph.D., drafted plans with architect Carl F. Gould (1873-1939) for an art museum for Seattle and funded it with money inherited from his father. He took no salary as the Museum President and Director.