Seavest collection of contemporary realism


Focused on Contemporary Realist painters with the goal of asserting the resurgence of realism in art, primarily American, the collection began in 1980 with Richard D. Segal of Westchester County, New York. He wrote: "What attracted me to the art which I purchased ws simply appreciation of the aesthetic. . . I have learned and appreciated the power of poetry to offer 'a momentary stay against confusion' and found that works of art had that same effect on me". Artists represented include Janet Fish, Richard Estes, Neil Jenney, Richard Prince and Alice Neel. From September 14, 2003 to February 15, 2004, the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York held an exhibition of the collection titled "Facing Reality". Sources:;