Richard Glassman Wins First Place in July Members Show

Richard Glassman, an artist and resident of San Diego, California, won the first-place award in the continuingly competitive July 2021 Member’s exhibition “Complement Conversations” held in the gallery of the San Diego Watercolor Society at 2825 Dewey Rd, Suite 105 Building 202, San Diego, CA; and also available to view on the website,  Glassman’s painting entitled “Aspects of Aging (The Miasma)” was selected by prominent artist and juror Dean Mitchell for this honor. Mitchell said of  the painting, “The artist has captured a personality with force, attitude, body language and excellent handling of the medium. The use of warm and cool colors enhances the experience.”

Richard Glassman graduated from The Cooper Union Art School in New York in 1960, during the exciting transition of the art world from Paris to New York. He then spent a year at the San Francisco Art Institute. Two years later, he was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Spain and he immersed himself in Spanish painting. When Richard returned to New York, he worked as a publishing designer, and eventually began his own design and publishing firm, Blackbirch Press. Upon selling the company in 2001, he moved to San Diego where he was able to resume painting after a hiatus of 30 years. Glassman has always painted the figure, utilizing “the tension created between the ‘real’ and the abstract to best…make a painting exciting.” Richard recently won first place at the 46th Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition. More of Glassman’s work can be seen on his website at The Gallery Exhibit will run through Saturday August 29, 2021 in the SDWS gallery and on the website at where the paintings can be both viewed and purchased from the Online Store. 

Aspects of Aging (The Miasma)
by Richard Glassman
Acrylic 20 x 16″

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