Born in Coney Island, NY in 1934, Segalman has always been drawn to the water and his works depicting women on the beach are acclaimed by both critic and collector alike. This year Richard Segalman has challenged himself once more, this time exploring a new subject matter: that of dance. Unveiled for the first time publically are a new series of works depicting couples in motion on a dance floor.
This year’s show is the 32nd solo exhibition for Richard Segalman at Harmon-Meek Gallery. Richard Segalman’s works have been shown in Naples since the 1960s when he was first exhibited by R&R Robinson Gallery and Design. When Rosemary Robinson closed her gallery she asked William Meek to consider showing Richard Segalman at the Harmon-Meek Gallery.
Richard Segalman started his career as an artist in the late 1950s with simple strong stroked charcoal drawings. He would soon move into his first formal medium of watercolor and by 1960 he was creating works in oil. His love of drawing would eventually lead him to become a master of pastel in the early 1980s. In the 1990s he added yet another medium to his repertoire: the monoprint.
What you see when you look at a Segalman pastel is the essence and quality of Edgar Degas or Mary Cassatt. He is guaranteed his place in art history because he has remained true to his work, never compromising and never making giclee or reproductions of his work for commercial gain. Segalman’s paintings can be found in the permanent collection of over 30 museums around the country.
Harmon-Meek Gallery is at 599 9th St. N. Suite 309. In the Capital Bank building on U.S. 41 and 6th Avenue North. Open to the public 10 am to 5pm Monday – Saturday and by appointment.
Below are the upcoming shows in the 50th Season Exhibition Schedule:
Apr 8 – 20: Waterways of Europe in Watercolor – works by Don Nice, Frederick Brosen, David Coolidge, Timothy Clark, and Stephen Scott Young
Apr 22-27: Adolf Dehn in the Caribbean and Florida - a benefit exhibition for the Rotary of Naples North and their sister Rotary chapter in Jamaica.
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