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Seymour Remenick
Date: American painter and instructor, 1923–1999
Biography: A longtime instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Remenick was best known for his paintings of the Philadelphia region, especially of the Manayunk neighborhood. Born in Detroit, he grew up in South Philadelphia, attended the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in Europe during World War II and attended classes at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris at the close of the war.

Returning to the United States, he studied with Hans Hofmann in New York and Provincetown until 1948, when he returned to Philadelphia and enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Starting in the 1950s Remenick exhibited regularly in galleries in New York and Philadelphia, including the Davis Galleries in New York, where he had several solo shows. By the 1960s his work was being exhibited and acquired by museums and important private collections. In 1977 he returned to the Academy, where he taught until 1996. After early experiments with modernism influenced by Cubism, Remenick became a committed realist.