R i c k  S e g u s o     a r t i s t


     Rick Seguso was born March 23, 1949 in  Bronxville, New York. From his earliest days, Rick was strongly influenced in the art world. His grandfather; Armand was the premier movie poster artist/illustrator of his day and for over thirty years painted for movie giants like United Artists, Paramount and MGM. He worked on many now-classic films including “Gone With The Wind”, “Kismet”, “The Philadelphia Story”, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, and countless other well known films. His grandfather was also an accomplished musician, another link to Rick's present day life. States Mr. Seguso, “I spent many hours watching, listening and learning in my grandfather's studio. Right from the beginning I was stirred by the works of my grandfather who painted in the tradition of the “Old Masters”, a tradition and style I would always keep as the foundation for my work.”

    “I consider each painting with a clear construction and an emphasis on descriptive details always remaining inspired by the Old Masters and influenced by the Post-Impressionists.” Every piece Mr. Seguso does is underpainted, sometimes in a single Grisaille and sometimes more. Most of his work has a certain degree of glazing (a technique that is too often overlooked by modern day artists but is a valuable tool in creating jewel-like depth, color and style that's impossible to achieve by just mixing paint). Some of his pieces are almost entirely glazed.

    Seguso, with confident and authoritative brushwork emphasizes the figure with a particular expressiveness of character in bold and realistic portraits.  This style is easily seen in his “Musician Series”.  In the mid 1970's Mr. Seguso was the Road Manager for the rock and roll star, Bruce Springsteen.  Rick is also a fine singer/songwriter himself and it's his obvious love of music that has also found expression on the canvas. His admiration for classic tradition, strong romantic inspiration and the importance of virtue and symbolism can also be seen in his bold florals and landscape.

     An artist/songwriter/poet most of his life Seguso is also a card carrying member of the Screen Actor's Guild and has worked in many theatrical productions, movie and TV programs. It's both amazing and inspiring that despite surviving a serious bout of throat cancer in 2000 Seguso still remains undeterred and continues to perform publicly.

    Mr. Seguso works in oils and is in national and international collections as well as having shown in leading galleries garnering awards and critical recognition.




Bruce Springsteen & Rick Seguso 1975

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