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Richard Bosman is associated with the Neo-expressionist movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s. His work is often related to crime, adventure, and disaster narratives. Bosman was a member of Colab, the New York artist collective founded in 1977, and participated in the group’s influential, “Times Square Show” in 1980. Bosman’s early paintings and prints drew on pop culture representations of violence and romance, including pulp fiction book illustration. More recently, he has created woodcuts depicting turbulent seascapes, volcanoes, and Adirondack scenes displaying what New York Times critic Roberta Smith called “a penchant for parody-homage… Mr. Bosman’s luxuriant, dashed-off brushwork brings a quality at once antic and powerful to expanses of trees, water and wood grain and staring deer, both living and stuffed.”
Bosman’s paintings and prints have been exhibited in solo shows at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; Galleria Toselli, Milan; and William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Australia, among others. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Walker Art Center, MN; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and the Brooklyn Museum, NY. Bosman’s works are held in the permanent col- lections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, New York, NY, and the Whitney Museum, New York, NY.