Richard Boyd Art Gallery

HM Saffer, II

Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1972, HM Saffer II launched his career by exhibiting his art at a public show at the tender age of six.

Upon graduation from Temple University in 1965, he traveled to Paris, France to enroll in graduate economics courses. While in Paris he performed with many notable French stars including Hugues Autray, Jacques Brel and many other. He was later hired by Barclay Records as a producer and had several hit records in 1968 and 1969. During this period HM also owned two restaurants in Paris, and later one in Spain.

Before returning to the United States in 1970, he completed selected studies at L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts and exhibited in Paris and Brussels, Belgium. HM returned to the United States in 1971 and continued his music career at Warner Brothers Productions where he co-wrote the international hit song, “Look What They Done To My Song, Ma”, recorded by Ray Charles, Melanie and other performers. While at Warner he painted a forty foot mural in their Madison Ave., NY headquarters and exhibited his works in the firm’s lobby.

In 1972 HM was hired by the dynamic songwriter/producer Bob Crewe as Senior Vice President for the Crewe Group of companies where he worked with the industry’s top names including Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Vicki Carr, and Oliver. Later that year, he established HMS Two Music Ltd. and spent his time writing and producing music for films, commercials, recordings and Broadway productions. HM’s work in the commercial field is familiar to us all with creations for Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Ford Motor Company, and Michelob among others.

Through this period he continued to paint. In 1981 he began to study the art of Japanese brush painting, Sumi-e. HM traveled to Japan in 1983 to study with Japanese masters and was represented by Galerie Musee and the Artbridge Gallery in Japan, and in Hong Kong by Alisen Gallery and the Kaai Fung Hin Gallery as a resident artist where he enjoyed many successful solo exhibits.

In 1994 HM reentered the United States and took residence in Upstate New York. His style of painting shifted from works on paper to include paintings in oil. HM became a pointillist artist with a focus on landscapes. His paintings are a combination of Western techniques with those from the Orient, such as sumi-e, and the use of Japanese and Chinese colors creating a unique path towards the visual expression of his personal and emotional views.

HM has instructed at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, Berkshire Community College, and Columbia-Greene Community CollegeOsher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Art School of Columbia County (ASCC). For the past 40 years HM and his paintings have been represented by galleries internationally and in the United States.


Paintings by HM available for purchase at the gallery

Oil Paintings

HM Saffer ~ ‘Study in Orange’ ~ Oil on Canvas 30″ x 24″ Retail $8000.

HM Saffer II ~ 'Sunset I' ~ Oil on Panel $2800.00

HM Saffer ~ ‘Sunset I’ ~ Oil on Panel 14″ x 18″ $2800.

















HM Saffer ~ ‘Tree Study VIII’ ~ Oil on Panel 20″ x 16″ Retail $3500.

HM Saffer ~ ‘Fire in the Sky’ ~ Oil on Panel 14″ x 18″ Retail $2700.

















HM Saffer ~ ‘Effervescent Waters II’ ~ Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″ Retail $3500.

HM Saffer ~ ‘Purple Dawn II’ ~ Oil on Panel 17.75″ x 12″ Retail $2300.
















HM Saffer ~ ‘Green on Green on Green on’ ~ Oil on Panel 30″ x 24″ Retail $8000.



Chinese and Japanese Mineral Pigments With Gouache on Japanese Washi Paper

HM Saffer ~ ‘Spring Cherry’ ~ Chinese and Japanese Mineral Pigments With Gouache on Washi Paper 19″ x 26″ Retail $3500.

HM Saffer ~ ‘Autumn Meditation’ ~ Chinese and Japanese Mineral Pigments With Gouache on Washi Paper 30″ x 24″ Retail $5000.














HM Saffer ~ ‘End of Day’ ~ Chinese and Japanese Mineral Pigments With Gouache on Washi Paper 22″ x 31″ Retail $4500.

HM Saffer ~ ‘Together’ ~ Chinese and Japanese Mineral Pigments With Gouache on Washi Paper 19″ x 26″ Retail $3500.













SUMI-E on Paper

HM Saffer ~ ‘Mountain View’ ~ Sumi-e on Paper 24″ x 10″ Retail $1200.

HM Saffer ~ ‘Hidden Farmhouse’ ~ Sumi-e on Paper 27.5″ x 10″ Retail $1400.


















Paintings by HM sold at the gallery –

HM Saffer ~ 'Daybreak III' ~ Oil on Canvas 16" x 12"

HM Saffer ~ ‘Daybreak III’ ~ Oil on Canvas 16″ x 12″  $2200. SOLD

HM Saffer ~ ‘Indigo Moon’ ~ Oil on Canvas 16″ x 12″ $2200. Sold

















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