Lawrence Street Gallery
Rene Lichtman, A Retrospective
Rene was born in Paris, France. He moved to New York City when he was 13. Rene was the recipient of a Fullbright scholarship in painting and worked in Brussels. Rene has had art exhibits in New York City, Provincetown, Brussels, and in 2009 at the LSG Gallery in Ferndale.
Rene has always worked in the abstract tradition, beginning with Expressionist influences but then moving in to Geometric realm. Rene’s early painting, 1960’s, 70’s was influenced by the “New York School” and the early Russian Constructivists. Eventually people like Rothko and Diebenkorn influenced Rene because it combined the geometric tradition with a “softer” more individual”painterly touch.” It is this quality Rene strives for today, combined with structure, harmony and balance.
Show dates: May 2 – 25
Opening Reception: May 4, 6-9 pm
Mid-month Reception: May 20, 2-5 pm (free parking)
Rene will be doing an artist talk at 2pm!