• "Full Moon"

    · 1986 · Woodcut · 35" x 46"
  • "Blizzard"

    · 2006 · Oil on Canvas · 42" x 54"
  • "Rembrandt's Collection"

    · 2002 · Oil on Canvas · 60" x 84"
  • "New York Bridge at Night III"

    · 1997 · Woodcut · 25" x 35"




About Richard

Richard Bosman

Richard Bosman was born in Madras, India, and currently lives in Esopus, NY.

Selected Solo Exhibits


"Rough Terrain", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY


"New Paintings", Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA


"Richard Bosman", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

"Richard Bosman", Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


"Richard Bosman", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

"Just Below the Surface: Current and Early Relief Prints", Solo Impression Inc, New York, NY


"Prints by Richard Bosman From the Collection of Wilson Nolen, The Century Association, New York, NY


"Prints by Richard Bosman", Quartet Editions, Chicago, IL


"Richard Bosman: Fragments", Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY


"Richard Bosman: Nocturnes; New Paintings", Thimmesh Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


"Richard Bosman", Galleria Toselli, Milan


"Richard Bosman", Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY

"Richard Bosman, Holzshnitte und Radierungen 1980-1989", Galerie Biedermann, Munich


"Richard Bosman", Galeria La Maquina Espanola, Madrid

"Richard Bosman: Recent Paintings", John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA


"Richard Bosman", The Contemporary Art Gallery, Seibu, Tokyo and Osaka

"Richard Bosman", Brooke Alexander, New York, NY

"Richard Bosman, Gifts of the Sea", Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego

"Richard Bosman Prints 1978-1988", Elvehjem Museum of Art, Univ. of WI-Madison;


Galerie Lucien Bilinelli, Brussels

Asher/Faure, Los Angeles, CA

Galeria Temple, Valencia, Spain


Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY

Sala Parpallo, Valencia Spain

Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL


John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY

Galeria Toselli, Milan


Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Richard Bosman Prints", Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

"Richard Bosman Prints", Blond Fine Art, London


"Shipwreck: A Narrative", Brooke Alexander, New York, NY

Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL

Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY


The Mayor Gallery, London

Reconnaissance, Melbourne

Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY


"Focus: Richard Bosman", The Fort Worth Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX

Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY

Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL


Brooke Alexander, New York, NY


Brooke Alexander, New York, NY

Selected Two-Person Exhibits


"Close to the Surface - The Expressionist Prints of Eduard Munch and Richard Bosman", The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

Selected Group Exhibits


"Contemporary Painting: Curated by Alex Katz", Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

"Nature", Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


"Solo Impression", Print Publisher's Spotlight, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

"The Sea, the Sea....", Art Upstairs @ GHB, East Hampton, NY


"Hidden Identity", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY


"The Figure, Another Side of Modernism", curated by Lily Wei, Snugharbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY


"Beyond the Mountain, Contemporary Landscapes", curated by Michael Klein


"Thinking Print: Books to Billboards", The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY


Brooke Alexander, New York, NY

Hartman and Company, La Jolla, CA


"Animals", curated by Molly Barnes and James Knowles, The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY

"Sea Fever", Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, CA

"Sculpture and Multiples", Brooke Alexander, New York, NY


American Academy of Arts & Letters Purchase Exhibition, New York, NY


"Images of Death in Contemporary Art", Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI


"Richard Bosman, Barbara Ess, Mark Tansey, Michael Zwack", Galeria La Macquina Espanola, Madrid

"First Impressions", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, traveled to the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY


"Works on Paper", Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

"Prints in Parts", Crown Point Press, New York, NY


"Sammlung Thomas: Kunst aus den achtziger Jahren", A Art 11 Forum Thomas, Munich


"Selected Works from MOCA's Lowen Collection", Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA

"Public & Private: American Prints Today", The Brooklyn Museum

"Donald Baechler, Richard Bosman, Donald Lipski", Galerie Montenay-Delsol, Paris

"Painting & Sculpture Today, 1986", Indianapolis Museum of Art

"Face It", Anders Tornberg gallery, Lund, Sweden


"State of War", Seattle Art Museum


"Narrative Art", Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

"International Survey of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture", The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

"New Narrative Painting, Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art"

"Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained, American Visions of the New Decade", Venice Bienale

"The Human Condition", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Biennial III, San Francisco

"American Neo-Expressionism", Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

"Images & Impressions", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

"Pressures of the Hand, Expressionist Impulses in Recent America Art", Brainerd Art Gallery, State University of Arts and Science, Potsdam, NY


"The End of the World, Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse", The New Museum of contemporary Art, New York, NY

"Back to the USA" Kunstmuseum, Luzern

"New York Painting Today", Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh

"Turbulences", American Center, Paris

"The American Artist as Printmaker: 23rd National Exhibit", The Brooklyn Museum

"Prints from Blocks, Gauguin to Now", Museum of Modern Art, New York

"New York I Dag-Arbejder Pa Papir", Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Sweden


"Body Language", Hayden Gallery, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA

"New York Now", Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany

"The Image Scavengers", Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

"New Figuration in America", Milwaukee Art Museum

"Painting and Sculpture Today, 1982", Indianapolis Museum of Art

"74th American Exhibition", Art Institute of Chicago

"Projects: Artist's Books", Museum of Modern Art, New York

"Block Prints", The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

"Awards in the Visual Arts 1", National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; traveled to Des Moines Art Center; Denver Art Museum

"Focus on the Figure: 20 Years", The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


"22nd National Print Exhibition", The Brooklyn Museum, NY

"Real Life Magazine Presents", Nigel Greenwood, Inc., London

"Represent, Representation, Representative", Brooke Alexander, New York


"Illustration & Allegory", Brooke Alexander, New York

"The Times Square Show", Times Square, New York



Schwendener, Martha, CRITICS' PICKS, artforum.com, Nov.4.

Cohen, David, "Gallery Going", The New York Sun, Nov. 4, p 20

Johnson, Ken, The New York Times, October 29, section E1, p 30

Frank, Peter, "Art Picks of the Week," LA Weekly, October 22-28


Smith, P.C., "Richard Bosman at Elizabeth Harris", Art in America, December, p 111

Smith, Roberta, "Richard Bosman", Art in Review, The New York Times, May 16, p E36

"Richard Bosman", The New Yorker, "Galleries-Chelsea", May 6, pp18-19

Ratcliff, Carter, catalogue essay for exhibition at Elizabeth Harris


"Galleries-Chelsea - Hidden Identity", The New Yorker, February 5, p 18


Katz, Vincent, "Richard Bosman at Brooke Alexander", Art in America, June, pp 96-7


Mahoney, Robert, "Richard Bosman at Brooke Alexander", Arts Magazine, February


Tallman, Susan, "High Tide, Low Tide: The Unsettling Work of Richard Bosman", Arts Magazine, February


Hornung, David, "Richard Bosman at Brooke Alexander", Art News, December


Freudenheim, Susan, "Richard Bosman", The Tribune, San Diego, June 9

Gerstler, Amy, "Richard Bosman at Asher/Faure", Art Issues, February

Harper, Hilliard, "Conrad of Canvas Brings the Sea to Life in Expressionist Paintings", Los Angeles Times, May 22

Pincus, Robert L., "Bosman's Sea Images Also Examine Self", The San Diego Union, June 1


Colby, Joy Hakanson, "Richard Bosman", The Detroit News, November 1

Colby, Joy Hakanson, "Every Painting Tells a Story...or Two", The Detroit News, May 1

Geer, Suvan, "Richard Bosman", Los Angeles Times, November 4

Grimes, Nancy, "Richard Bosman", Art News, January

Miro, Marsha, "Expressionistic Seascapes Shows Contrasts Time Brings", Detroit Free Press, May 1


Andujar, Chavarri, "La Pintura con sangre entra", Las Provincias, July 5

Arenos, Lydia, "Richard Bosman, Exponente del Arte Neoyorquino en Sala Parpallo", Carteuera Turia, June 15-21

Brenson, Michael, "Richard Bosman", The New York Times, October 16

Cyphers, Peggy, "Richard Bosman, Brooke Alexander", Cover, November

De La Calle, Roman, "Richard Bosman: La Manipulacion Narrativa de la Imagen", El Punto, June 26

De La Calle, Roman, 'Melodrames Plastic", El Temps, June 28

Hornick, Lita, "Richard Bosman/Terror as Myth", Nine Martinis, published by the Kulchur Foundation

Jarque, Vicente, "Richard Bosman-Sala Parpallo", Carteuera Turia, June 15-21

Larson, Kay, "Money Changes Everything", New York Magazine, February 16

Navarro, J. Rubio, "Parentesis Valenciano", Diaro 16-Domingo

Olivares, Rosa, "Valenica, Richard Bosman", Lapiz, July

Real, Olga, "Anverso y reverso del "pop", Levante, May 22

Rivelles, Rafael Prats, "Richard Bosman", Procedente de Nueva York", Que y Donde, May 25-31

Ruhe, Barnaby, "Richard Bosman", Art World, October-November


Zaya, Octavio, "Muestra en Valencia de una seleccion de pinturas del neoorquino Richard Bosman", Diaro 16, June 11

de Sanna, Jole, "Milan: Richard Bosman, Toselli Gallery", Artforum, December

Soldaini, Antonella, "Richard Bosman", Flash Art, December/January

Zimmer, Bill, "Gouged, Frosted, Sprayed", The Village Voice, March 26


Gipe, Lawrence, "Reheated Melodrama", Artweek, November 9

Henry, Gerrit, "Richard Bosman-Brook Alexander", Art News, January

Knight, Christopher, "Critic's Notebook", Los Angeles Herald Examiner, November 7

Muchnic, Suzanne, "The Art Galleries: La Cienega Area", Los Angeles Times, July 19


Levin, Kim, "Art: An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture", The Village Voice, May 16-22

Levin, Kim, "Art: The Day Before", The Village Voice, January 3

Russell, John, "American Art Gains New Energies", The New York Times, August 19

Russell, John, "Richard Bosman and Sylvia Plimack Mangold", The New York Times, February 3


Clarke, Anthony, "Arts: Fear and Menace in Comic-Strip Images", The Age, October 6

Cohen, Ronny, "New Editions: Richard Bosman", Art News, October

Gambrell, Jamey, "Richard Bosman at Brooke Alexander", Art in America, September

Glueck, Grace, "The Met Makes Room for the 20th Century", The New York Times, September 18

Glueck, Grace, "Richard Bosman", The New York Times, March 25

Halley, Peter, "A Note on the New Expressionism Phenomenon", Arts, March

Honnef, Klaus, "Tagebuch einer Dienstreise", Kunstforum International, May

Levin, Kim, "Art: Richard Bosman", The Village Voice, April 12

Morch, Al, "A World Class Show of Prints", San Francisco Examiner, October 10

Ratcliff, Carter, "The Short Life of the Sincere Stroke", Art in America, January


Siegel, Jeanne, "Richard Bosman: Stories of Violence", Arts, April

Berlind, Robert, "Focus on the Figure: Twenty Years at the Whitney", Art in America, October

Field, Richard S., "On Recent Woodcuts", The Print Collector's Newsletter, (Vol. XIII, No. 1, March/April)

Flood, Richard, "Richard Bosman", Artforum, January

Goldman, Judith, "Woodcuts: a Revival", Portfolio, November/December

Kutner, Janet, "Art: Exhibits Brushes Humor, Fear: Bosman Plays with Emotional Extremes", Dallas Morning News, March

Linker, Kate, "Melodramatic Tactics", Artforum, September

Lowe, Ron, "Exhibit Tracks Artist's Growth", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 7

Marvel, Bill, "Critic's choice", Dallas Times-Herald, March 12

Paul, Richard, "Rewards for the Art of Menace", The Washington Post, May 6

Philips, Deborah, "Looking for Relief? Woodcuts are Back", Art News, December

Ratcliff, Carter, "Expressionism Today: An Artists' Symposium", Art in America, December


Snaith, Suzanne, "Exhibitions: Disquieting Scenarios", Artweek, April 10

Blau, Douglas, "Richard Bosman", Flash Art, January/February

Brody, Jacqueline, "Richard Bosman: Man Overboard", The Print Collector's Newsletter, May/June

Hill, Andrea, "Being Bad", Artscribe, December

Lawson, Thomas, "Reviews: Richard Bosman", Artforum, January

Marzorati, Gerald, "Art Picks: Richard Bosman at Brooke Alexander", Soho Weekly News, September 1

Parks, Addison, "Richard Bosman", Arts, January

Phillips, Deborah C., "Richard Bosman", Arts, January

Raynor, Vivian, "Paintings", The New York Times, August 14

Roberts, John, 'Performance at the Tate, Real Life Magazine Presents,,, at Nigel Greenwood", Artscribe, December

Schjeldahl, Peter, "Anxiety as a Rallying Cry", The Village Voice, September 16-22

Smith, Roberta, 'Art: Spacewalk", The Village Voice, October 21-27


Cornu, Daniel, 'La Nouvelle Vague New Yorkaise est Portee par la Musique Rock", Tribune de Geneve, December 26

Deitch, Jeffrey, "Report from Times Square", Art in America, September

Kramer, Hilton, "Art: Illustration & Allegory on View", The New York Times, May 23

Levin, Kim, "The Times Square Show", Arts, September

Phillips, Deborah, "Illustration & Allegory", Arts, September

Simon, Joan, "Double Takes", Art in America, October

Tatransky, Valentin, "Illustration & Allegory", Arts, September



The Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston, Related by Cotton Mather, John Greenleaf Whitter, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau, Woodcuts by Richard Bosman, published by The Arion Press, San Francisco


Grasping at Emptiness, Poems by John Giorno, Drawings by Richard Bosman, published by the Kulchur Fondation, New York


Exit the Face, Poems by Ted Greenwald, Drawings by Richard Bosman, Published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York



Guggenheim Fellowship


Awards in the Visual Arts



The Bryam Shaw School of Painting and Drawing, London


The New York Studio School, New York


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Public Collections

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Bibliotheque National, Paris
  • Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles
  • The Brooklyn Museum
  • Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
  • Colby College, Waterville, ME
  • The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
  • Des Moines Arts Center
  • Detroit Institute of Art
  • Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas,
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • IV AM, Valencia, Spain
  • Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles
  • Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
  • Memphis Brooks Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
  • Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
  • New York Public Library, New York
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • Renaissance Society, Chicago
  • Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
  • Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC -
  • Wesleyan University, Division Art Center, Middletown, CT
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven