Robert Siegelman, a native New Englander, works in Printmaking, Drawing, Artist’s Books and Photography. While many of his prints have been the product of experimentation with the media itself, the underlying concepts for the work is to use printmaking itself as a personal drawing medium. Early prints are noted for their whimsy and a sense of the lyrical. Later prints range from the nearly ephemeral to large bold and gestural. All of his work references the autobiographical. His newest letterpress prints are made the scanned pages of his private journals. Siegelman’s work has been described as having a “raw grace”, and “the most instinctive kind of drawing possible”
He holds a diploma, and a Fifth Year Certificate, from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He teaches at the Museum School and the Eliot School. He also leads workshops and consults with artists privately. For many years he co- directed Art In Amsterdam, a workshop and residency program for artists and art students from around the world.
Siegelman’s work is in many important collections including the Boston Public Library, MIT, the Harvard University Art Museums, The Danforth Museum of Art, The Art Complex Museum, The DeCordova Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
His work has been published and reviewed internationally in a variety of publications including The Sciences, and XNOTDEAD.
Gallery NAGA in Boston, and McGowan Fine Arts in New Hampshire represent Siegelman. He is a recipient of various grants.