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Richard Bosman (born 1944) was a major figure in what has been called both New Expressionism and the Figurative Expressionism movement. He utilizes a single-frame, stop-action technique in his work derived from both film and comic strips. Many of Bosman’s paintings and prints capture moments of fear and catastrophe through rough, imperfect compositions and vivid textures. Like his paintings, his prints often draw from popular sources such as comic books and adventure novels, and present scenes from remembered or imagined stories. Though these works present recognizable images, they are not particularly realistic, preferring to exaggerate for emphasis and to draw attention to their fictiveness.


His works are in the permanent collections of, among others, the Albright-Knox Gallery, the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Elvehjem Museum (Madison).

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