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Carlo Nisita (1895-1990), Buffalo Harbor, 1950; linocut, 6 7/16 x 9 inches; Gift of Vern Stein, 1991

Carlo Nisita (1895-1990), Buffalo Harbor, 1950; linocut, 6 7/16 x 9 inches; Gift of Vern Stein, 1991

Buffalo in the 1940s

Monroe Bingeman & His Friends

On View Friday, September 9, 2011–Sunday, February 19, 2012

R. William Doolittle Gallery   

Friendship, collegiality, and influence are reoccurring themes in the arts, often providing context that fuels the creative process. Monroe Bingeman is an interesting and sometimes overlooked person in this regard. He generated a body of work as a result of outings with Carlo Nisita and Richard Sigafoos. While his friends continued in the arts as painters and teachers, Bingeman chose the direction of business and remained a life-long enthusiast and supporter of the arts.