Richard Bosman (b. 1944) is a painter and printmaker whose dramatic artworks gained esteem as part of the Neo-Expressionism Movement. Born in Madras, India, Bosman grew up in Egypt and Australia. Later, he studied at The Byam Shaw School of Painting & Drawing in London, The New York Studio School, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.
Bosman’s most well-known works depict dark and often violent scenes inspired by pulp fiction, film noir, and crime photography. These expressive works feature rough compositions and textured brushwork. More recently, Bosman has moved to portraying seascapes and scenes of the Adirondack wilderness.
For his graphic works, Bosman has often favored the woodcut method of printmaking, highlighting the link between his work and that of the German Expressionists. Although Bosman has made prints throughout his career, his involvement with the making of books has been limited to just a few works. He has illustrated two works of poetry – Exit the Face (1982) by Ted Greenwald and Grasping at Emptiness (1985) by John Giorno – as well as created woodblock illustrations for the Arion Press publication Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston related by Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Nathaniel Hawthorn and Henry David Thoreau, Four Versions of Events in 1697 (1987).
Bosman is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his works may be found in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C., and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others.
Books by Richard Bosman available from Boreas Fine Art:
[ Boseman, Richard ] Mather, Cotton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and John Greenlef Whittier. Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston related by Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whittier, Nathaniel Hawthorn and Henry David Thoreau, Four Versions of Events in 1697. San Francisco: Arion Press. 1987.
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