Seymour Remenick (1923-1999), was born in Detroit and raised in Philadelphia. He studied with Hans Hofmann from 1946-48. His work shifted from the modernist paintings influenced by Hofmann’s teachings, to work made directly from life that relates to the plein-air tradition of Constable and Corot. Remenick exhibited from 1954-62 at the Davis Gallery in New York with great success and later in New York’s Peridot Gallery. In a review, Fairfield Porter wrote that Remenick’s paintings, “with their apparently old-fashioned qualities, compete successfully with the most avant-garde painting in terms of the avant-garde. Though he may not mean to do this, Remenick expresses as well as it is expressed today, the idea that the ends of painting are to be found in its means.” His oeuvre encompasses darker, early 1950s views of Philadelphia rooftops to brilliant painterly landscapes from Manayunk, the industrial riverside suburb of Philadelphia, where he worked for years.