Exhibition | Sigmund Abeles: Pastels

Apr 26, 2014 — Jun 15, 2014

Although he was born in Brooklyn in 1934, Sigmund Abeles, PSA, grew up in Myrtle Beach, where he frequented Brookgreen Gardens to sketch and draw the sculpture there. He graduated in 1955 from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Fine Art and went on to earn a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1957.

Abeles has taught at Wellesley College, Swain School of Design in Massachusetts, Boston University, the University of New Hampshire and the Art Students League of New York. He has worked and lived in New York City since 1994. Abeles' work continues to be focused on the human figure.

Named as a member of the National Academy in 1990, Abeles’ works can be found in the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art.