Candace Russell, Art Critic for City Link in her review of Ed's work in the August 18th, 1999 issue stated "Bold, Bright and Psychedelic", Ed Seeman's Art is alive with myriad shapes that toy with perspective and the figure/ground relationship. A true 1960's sensibility is evident in Ed's work. Color is a key element. In the article Ed is quoted "I come from Op Art and I am into the energy caused by color, juxtapositions. I choose colors that create vibrations in the colors near them. I use color as energy".
ED SEEMAN studied art at theHIGH SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART in New York and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
He has been a professional artist, photographer and cartoon cel animator for the past fifty years.
In New York in the 60's his highly textured oil paintings consisting of tiny juxtaposed points of color were represented by "The East Hampton Galleries" on 57th Street in New York City and one of his paintings hung in the New York Museum of Modern Art's Lending Library for three years.
His oil paintings from that period were purchased by the Chrysler Museum in Provincetown, The University of Massachusetts and many private collectors.
Five of his experimental films are in the Library of Congress and most notably his "Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention" film won a Cine Gold Eagle at the Venice Bienalle. His film "Space Oddity" won a Silver Phoenix (World's Best Experimental Film) at the Atlanta Film Festival.
As a Cartoon Cel Animator Ed began his career at Paramount Pictures in New York, animating such legendary characters as "Popeye and Casper the Ghost". In TV commercials at Ed's Animation Production Company "GRYPHON PRODUCTIONS" Ed animated many of the nation's most popular cartoon characters such as "Sugar Bear(16 years), Bullwinkle, Trix Rabbit, My Little Pony, Flintstones and many others including the first afro american animated series for Children's Television Workshop "BILLY JO JIVE". He has won numerous Cleo Awards, Art Director Awards, Addy's and a host of other advertising TV Commercial awards. In 1981 Ed and his partner Ray Favata won an Emmy for the animated opening of the children's show "The Great Space Coaster".
For ten years from 1990 - 2001 here in South Florida ED SEEMAN ANIMATION PRODUCTIONS produced Many popular Animated TV Commercials, highlighted by his Animated Public Service Announcement featuring three lovable manatees called
"MUMPHREY, MINDY AND MAX MANATEE".
When computer animation replaced CEL ANIMATION as the current trend, Ed & His wife Amy formed a Cartoon T-Shirt Company
MANA-T'S INC and now produces T-Shirts for LION COUNTRY SAFARI, MIAMI SEAQUARIUM, NAPLES ZOO, BILLIE SWAMP SAFARI
and a wide variety of gift shops throughout the State of Florida as well as selling throughout the world from their Ebay Store.
While utilizing computer technology to produce his animated commercials he made the transition from oil and acrylic painting on canvas to CREATING DIGITAL FINE ART ON CANVAS AND MATTED PRINTS.