Richard Saliba was born in 1943. Between 1960 and 1965 he studied drawing and painting at the Government School of Art under the tuition of Esprit Barthet, Vincent Apap and George Borg.
The Italian Cultural Institute provided the artist with a number of scholarships to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Perugia. There, apart from attending the drawing and painting classes he also frequented the printing workshop of the revered teacher of etching, Padre Diego Donati.
In the year 1982, the artist was able to further his studies in the techniques of etching and aquatint at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in the city of Urbino, the birthplace of Raffaello.
Since 1975, his work has been exhibited in numerous personal and collective exhibitions and is to be found in the collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, the Cathedral Museum, Mdina and in many other public and private collections.