Richard Segalman (1934‒) was born in Coney Island, New York, and graduated with honors from Parsons School of Design in 1955. He enlisted in the Army the next year and, following his time of service, returned to New York where his career as an artist began in earnest, marked by a sold-out show of charcoal drawings at FAR Gallery on Madison Avenue in 1964. First using charcoal and then expanding into pastels, watercolor, and oil, Segalman enjoyed early and ongoing success. Monotypes have, since 1993, become his preferred mode of expression. His favored subject locales range from the rooftops of Manhattan to the beaches of Coney Island and Naples, Florida, to the desert Southwest of the Santa Fe area, and the rural environs of Woodstock, New York. His work has been exhibited in both group and solo shows in Naples, Florida; New York City; Fair Lawn, New Jersey; and Woodstock, New York, where he has a studio. His works are in the collections of, among others, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.