Artist H.M. Saffer, II Exhibits at Richard Boyd Art Gallery
- March 11, 2020
(Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery welcomes H.M. Saffer, II to the group of artists represented by the gallery in Southern Maine. HM is a pointillist artist with a focus on landscapes. His paintings are a combination of Oriental Sumi-e techniques and Western styles. This melding of Oriental influences with Western styles includes the use of Japanese and Chinese colors creating a unique path towards the visual expression of his personal and emotional views.
Saffer’s extensive career in visual and performing arts spans six decades and includes time as a musician, music producer, teacher, writer, and internationally renowned artist exhibiting paintings in Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, France, and the United States.
HM has instructed at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, Berkshire Community College, and Columbia-Greene Community College. He currently has gallery representation around the globe.
About H.M. Saffer II
Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1942, H.M. Saffer launched his career by exhibiting his art at a public show at the tender age of six.
Upon graduation from Temple University in 1965, he traveled to Paris, France to enroll in graduate economics courses. While in Paris he performed with many notable French stars including Hugues Autray, Jacques Brel and many other. He was later hired by Barclay Records as a producer and had several hit records in 1968 and 1969. During this period HM also owned two restaurants in Paris, and later one in Spain.
Saffer returned to the United States in 1971 and continued on with his music career at Warner Brothers Productions. While at Warner he painted a forty foot mural in their Madison Avenue, NY headquarters and exhibited his works in the firms lobby. He later established HMS Two Music Ltd. and spent time writing and producing music for films, commercials, recordings, and Broadway productions. HM’s work in the commercial field includes creations for Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Ford Motor Company, and Michelob among others.
Through this period he continued to paint. In 1981 he began to study the art of Japanese brush painting, Sumi-e. HM traveled to Japan in 1983 to study with Japanese masters and was represented by Galerie Musee and the Artbridge Gallery in Japan, and in Hong Kong by Alisen Gallery and the Kaai Fung Hin Gallery as a resident artist where he enjoyed many successful solo exhibits.
HM reentered the United States in 1994 and took residence in Upstate New York. His style of painting shifted from works on paper to oils. HM is a pointillist artist with a focus on landscapes. His paintings are a combination of Western techniques with those from the Orient, such as sumi-e, and the use of Japanese and Chinese colors creating a unique path towards the visual expression of his personal and emotional views.
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