Biography

Richard T. Reminger

Richard T. Reminger has always had a fascination with the force and power of the sea. His discovery of the Maine Coast, particularly the island of Monhegan in 1960, stimulated his interest in oil and acrylic painting, as it has many before him.

His paintings have captured landscapes and seascapes throughout North America and Europe, with a strong attraction for lighthouses, harbors, unique structures and pastoral settings. He finds it most dramatic and powerful to paint in a “chiaroscuro” style, capturing subjects that have caught his eye with their distribution of light, shadow and color, which includes a recent interest in portraiture. His teachers include Alfred Fuller of Monhegan Island, Maine and Murray Yorke of Nova Scotia and Palm Beach, among others.

Reminger’s paintings have been exhibited in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Oregon, California, Maine, New York, and Michigan as well as the island of Bermuda. In Europe, his work has been shown in galleries in Dublin, Ireland and Truchtlaching, Germany. In 1999, he became the first North American painter to appear in the gallery at OSRAM GmbH’s Headquarters in Munich, Germany, the world’s second largest lighting company. In 2006, by invitation, his work was also shown in an exhibition in Florida along with such other artists as Monet, Chagall, Toulouse-Lautrec, Anthony Thieme, Emile Gruppe’ and N.C. Wyeth.

An award winning artist, Reminger’s works have been selected for numerous juried exhibitions.  Further, he is an elected member of the Oil Painters of America and the Salmagundi Club, New York City. He is also a member of the American Society of Marine Artists, The American Impressionist Society and The Portrait Society of America. He is a signature member of the International Society of Marine Painters. Private and corporate collectors in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia own many of his works.

Edna Hibel, the internationally acclaimed artist, in February 2001, said: “I’ve never had such a comfortable and enjoyable exhibition… (I) enjoyed your paintings… I prefer them to Hopper… Yours are warmer, so stay that way.”

The Fenn Galleries of Santa Fe, New Mexico said, “Your compositional elements are quite good… you are adept in creating a feeling and mood in your paintings… your treatment of light and shadow is convincing and inviting… it is obvious that you have a knowledge and understanding of perspective.”

Helen Cullinan, Art critic at the “Plain Dealer” newspaper in Cleveland, had this to say: “(He is) a mature artist … His paintings are beguiling and convey the essence of light and moving shadows … (he) comes off at first glance.. .as representational. A closer look reveals an underlying freer and more expressive approach in brushwork.” Again in 1996 The Plain Dealer said:  “Edward Hopper is, perhaps, the biggest presence in Reminger’s art, with Winslow Homer a close second.. There’s a dash of impressionist Camille Pissarro in the way (he) makes light play across the scene.. He handles reflections in water gracefully.”

The Portrait Society of America said “(You are) an artist of unquestionable skill and ability,” and in its newsletter augmented these comments by stating, “(You are) highly accomplished.” One of Reminger’s portraits was featured in their newsletter as a part of their annual meeting in 2005.

Richard T. Reminger is the founder and retired Chief Executive Officer of Reminger Co., L.P.A., a law firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to his retirement, Reminger spent his entire legal career in the courtroom specializing in the defense of civil matters before juries in a broad spectrum of liability lawsuits. As a successful lawyer, he was the recipient of his law school’s Man of the Year Award in 1989 and is listed in Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World both as an attorney and an artist.