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Richard Rosenblatt was born in New York City on a stormy winter night in the 1950's. The son of an acclaimed World War II muralist, Rosenblatt embarked upon his own artistic road when still quite young and has been painting all his life.
In addition to studies at Bard College in New York and Laney College in Oakland, CA, Richard Rosenblatt studied painting at The Art Students' League of New York with Terrance Coyle, Hannaniah Harrari and Frank Mason. While clearly a painter of considerable technical accomplishment, it is the evocative emotion in Rosenblatt's work, at once poetic and hauntingly beautiful, that is so deeply compelling. His inspiration comes from life itself: people, places, all things he encounters. "When I paint in the studio or outdoors," he says, "I fall into a kind of fast-moving trance.... I paint in layers, starting with a light oil sketch, usually in one tone. The most important thing is to keep in sight what it is that the subject is making me feel, and what is my reaction to it."

Richard Rosenblatt's curiosity and artistic wanderings have taken him traveling all over the globe from New York to Spain, Montana, Wyoming, Scotland, California, Senegal, Gambia, British Colombia, Utah, Morocco, Switzerland, Austria, Florida, France, North Carolina and Cleveland! He currently lives and maintains a painting studio in Brooklyn, NY.

In addition to painting, Rosenblatt loves music and plays in a band. He has worked as a gemologist and as a restorer of rare books, so that he has, in a sense, surrounded himself in his life with rare treasures and beauty. As he describes it: "I can't really think of any other way to live. Painting is a way for me to breathe a little easier, a means of expression of course, but in the end it's what I'm driven to do. It makes so much more sense to me than anything else. I can't see life without it."

Richard Rosenblatt has exhibited his work primarily in New York and New England. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including The Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant and The Pollack-Krasner Award. His work was chosen for the invitational exhibition of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Richard Rosenblatt's work is included in private and public collections throughout the United States.

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