Triangle by Marc Scheinman is part of an installation of hand-painted figures and works on paper by Marc N Scheinman (1943-2011), a Highland Park resident for 37 years.
A self-taught artist, during two decades he evolved a personal drawing style in black Rapidograph pen. In 2008 a box lot of dried natural gourds found at Englishtown flea market tempted him to take up a paintbrush and acrylics.
Dr. Scheinman, professor of Marketing in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York, commissioned wood carvings in Oaxaca during academic vacations and started gathering dried horseshoe crab shells on the New Jersey shore to paint and design. Among his sources of inspiration were artists Joan Miró, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, and Francisco Toledo; prehistoric rock art; and Australian aboriginal art.
Scheinman taught, lectured and traveled extensively, both as a leader of undergraduate student marketing study tours abroad, and as an expert on the Mexican automotive and beverage industries. With his wife Pamela, an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Art & Design at Montclair State University, he collected Latin-American masks, alebrijes (Oaxacan carved figures), ceramics and other objects.