RICHARD SEGALMAN was born in 1934, in Coney Island, New York. In 1951, he attended Parsons School of Design in New York, New York. He received further education at the Art School League and New School for Social Research, in New York. Segalman works in the mediums of pastel, watercolor, monotype and oil on paper or canvas. His works were first exhibited in Naples in 1960. Subsequently, he exhibited works in the United States, where they were received with critical acclaim.
Segalman sustained an artistic fascination with moments of casual significance. He was particularly interested in exploring interpersonal relationships and emotional ties. Segalman generally painted two or three people engaged in a domestic or natural scene. The scenes were rendered in pastel tones. The faces of his characters remained generic. The artist preferred to allow the physical dynamic and clothing of his subjects act as the conduit to their emotional state. Segalman portrayed these fleeting moments with delicacy and intimacy.
SEGALMANN, Richard : two women, 1964, charcoal wash on paper, 19 x 24