Fear Not, 2022 , Oil on canvas, 203.2 x 165.1 cm

Sam Messer (b. 1955, NY, NY) was part of the neo-expressionist movement in New York in the early 1980s. He holds a BFA from The Cooper Union (1976) and received an MFA from Yale University (1981). He was the Associate Dean of the Yale School of Art for twelve years and a Senior Art Critic at Yale for twenty-five years. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in many public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. He has been the recipient of many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Louis Tiffany Foundation Grant, the Engelhard Award, and a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn NY. 

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