Richard Segalman began his career in the early 1960’s working with watercolors and oils. While he continues to work in these media, Segalman's monotypes have gradually become his preeminent form of expression. He most often depicts two or three people engaged in a moment of emotional significance, usually in a tranquil domestic setting or an ephemeral beach scene. The faces of his characters are nondescript, as he allows their clothing and physical positions to communicate their feelings and relationships.
His work is in numerous collections, both public and private.