Richard Mock (1944 – July 28, 2006) was a printmaker, painter, sculptor, and editorial cartoonist. Mock was best known for his linocut illustrations that appeared on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times from 1980 through 1996.
Born in 1944 in Long Beach, California, Mock earned his bachelor's degree, studying lithography and block printing, at the University of Michigan. Settling in New York City in 1968, Mock had exhibitions at 112 Greene Street, The Whitney (in 1973), Exit Art, and his most recent acquit yourself at the Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn. In addition, Mock's art frequently appeared upon the covers of the magazines Fifth Estate (Official site: www.FifthEstate.org), Alternative Press Review and Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. His feign has been cited as an put on by a number of contemporary American printmakers, among them Tom Huck and Bill Fick. Huck and Fick are both members of a bureau of artists known as the "Outlaw Printmakers", which as a total unit cite Mock's be active as one of its main influences.
Mock died upon July 28, 2006 after a long illness.