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Richard Segalman (1934-2021) was born in Coney Island, New York. In 1951, he started studying at the Parson’s School of Design before studying further at the Art Students League, and the New School for Social Research, in New York.

Segalman’s style of painting tends to express emotion through bodily expression, clothing, and landscape, rather than facial expression. He worked in an equally adept manner in four different media – watercolors, pastel, monotype, and oil – Segalman started out with watercolors, but used monotype more and more as a style. His subject locales range from rooftops of Manhattan, to the beaches of Coney Island or Naples, to the arid Santa Fe area, and the fields and forests of Woodstock, NY.

Segalman’s first solo exhibition was in Naples, Florida in 1960. Since 1982, he has been represented by the Harmon-Meek gallery in Naples, Florida where he had an annual show. His work can also be found in approximately thirty museum permanent collections including the Corcoran, Arkansas; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Minneapolis Institute of Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, among others.

Solo exhibitions of his work include; Baltimore Museum, Maryland (1973); Hawthorn Gallery, Woodstock NY (1989); several times at the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York; the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo NY (2002-2003).

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