The Real Estate Studio welcomes local artist Arthur Newman for his latest show, A Mini Retrospective. Arthur’s luminous paintings will be on display from November 18 – December 30, 2014.

Arthur Newman has been painting for sixty years. His first show was in 1958 at his alma mater, Union College, in New York.  For the next ten years, Arthur pursued his passion for painting while he lived and worked a variety of jobs in Vermont and New York State including an auto mechanic, house painter, and teacher. He taught painting at The Shore Institute for Contemporary Art and the Albany Museum of Art, but was drawn to teaching emotionally disturbed and autistic children.  He earned his Masters at Bank Street College of Education in 1968 and later his Doctorate in Special Education from Rutgers University.

After retiring in 1994, Arthur began painting artistically again. His earlier works are highly influenced by the art scene and his contemporaries of 1950s New York City, and have evolved to a radiant study of the complexities of the human condition. The Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, D. Ferrari, has said that Arthur “often varies the application of his pigment utilizing the degrees of luminosity achieved between the soft washes and glazes,” and that his paintings are “always grounded to some degree in the figurative.”

An Artists Reception will be held on Friday, November 21 from 6-9pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, with music from Richard Show. For more information, contact The Real Estate Studio at 722-5618.