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2nd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition


Ming Gallery of Art, Suzhou City, China

October 22 – November 22, 2016

Traveling throughout China, 2016 – 2017

Artist's Statement of Selected Work Shown:


All of my art is focused upon the human figure. The breath and scope of my imagery sets out to capture moments from birth to death.  (I drew both my parents on their deathbeds and my premature son from the incubator to health.)  I think of myself as a “life-artist”.  Looking back at decades of my pictures, I am grateful for those encounters that “freeze framed” special moments otherwise lost to the passing of time. Drawing, demanding intense observation, informs all my art. After my initial trip to China five years ago, I employed Kuan one day a week for almost a year and completed fourteen works. This pastel is Kuan with Water in Wine Glass, Face of China Series, #1.


Sigmund Abeles

Carolina Roots: Selected Works by Sigmund Abeles and Grainger McKoy


Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC

May – July 26, 2015

Military Veterans at the Art Students League of New York


Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery

Art Students League of New York, 215 W 57th St. New York, NY

June 19 – July 29, 2015

The Depth of The Surface, 189th Annual Exhibition


National Academy Museum

1083 5th Ave. New York, NY

June 4 – August 23, 2015

The Way of Flesh Part II 


Mt. San Antonio College of Art Gallery

1100 North Grand Ave., Walnut, CA

September 18 – October 16, 2014

Sigmund Abeles: Pastels


Greenville County Museum of Art

420 College St., Greenville SC

April 26 – June 15, 2014


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