Date(s) - 11/09/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Former Expo 216 Building
Join visiting painter, H.M. Saffer, II, at a special meet and greet on Saturday, November 9th from 11am until 1pm. We are pleased to announce that H.M. Saffer is visiting Wilmington from his home in Craryville, NY. He will be at “It’s About Time” Pop-Up Exhibit located at 216 N. Front Street (the former Expo 216 building) where he will be greeting customers and guests and talking about his work.
About the Artist
Born July 18, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, H.M. Saffer II launched his career by exhibiting his art at a public art 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. Concurrently, HM’s path took a different twist, as he soon leveraged his musical talent performing with notable French stars Hugues Aufray, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, and many others. He was later hired by Barclay Records as a producer, and had several hit records in 1968 and 1969. During this period, he was also the chef / owner of two restaurants in Paris, and later a third located in Ibiza, Spain.
HM reentered the United States in 1994 and took residence in Upstate New York. His style of painting shifted from exclusively works on paper to include oils. He began melding his Oriental influences with his Western styles in order to create new and different path towards interpersonal visual expression, and his current works are a reflection of this mélange.
HM has instructed at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, Berkshire Community College, Columbia-Greene Community College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Art School of Columbia County (ASCC). He currently has gallery representation both in the United States and Internationally.