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Richard Segalman

Richard Segalman
American, born 1934

“Homage to Degas” 2011

Pastel on paper

 Born at Coney Island, NY, Segalman attended Parsons School of Design in NY from 1951-1955, followed by The Art Students League and the New School for Social Research in the 1960s. He has long been attracted to the human figure as they go about their business at the beach or in the city. They ignore the viewer with facial expressions left largely to the imagination. There is a painterly quality to Segalman’s work with brush strokes that are bold and sure, expertly defining spaces filled with light and atmosphere.  Whether on a city street in New York or a beach in Naples, an abundance of white clothing leave his figures luminous.

Segalman has gallery representation in New York City, Santa Fe, Woodstock, NY, and Kornbluth, NJ, in addition to Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, FL.  This spring Segalman will have his 32nd solo show at Harmon-Meek.  Segalman works in oil, pastel, watercolor, and monoprint.  His works are in major museums including the MFA Boston and the Hirshhorn  in Washington, D.C.