Max Ginsburg

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Max Ginsburg

ARC Living Master TM

34 artworks

American 21st Century Realist artist and teacher

Born 1931

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Unemployed On Line

2013

Oil on Canvas

101.6 x 203.7 cms | 40 x 80 ins

Private collection, ,

HD

Basketball

Oil

104.1 x 111.8 cms | 41 x 44 ins

Private collection, ,

2005 Salon

  • Honorable Mention / Figurative
HD

Blind Beggar

Oil

50.8 x 30.5 cms | 20 x 12 ins

Private collection, ,

2006 Salon

  • Finalist

Brothers

Oil on canvas

106.7 x 134.6 cms | 42 x 53 ins

Private collection, ,

2009-2010 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative
HD

Caretakers

Oil

76.2 x 121.9 cms | 30 x 48 ins

Private collection, ,

2006 Salon

  • Finalist

Flag Vendor

Oil on canvas

106.7 x 134.6 cms | 42 x 53 ins

Private collection, ,

2009-2010 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative

Hebrew National

Oil on canvas

91.4 x 116.8 cms | 36 x 46 ins

Private collection, ,

2009-2010 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative
HD

Park Bench

Oil

101.6 x 152.4 cms | 40 x 60 ins

Private collection, ,

2005 Salon

  • Honorable Mention / Figurative
HD

Peace March

Oil

121.9 x 177.8 cms | 48 x 70 ins

Private collection, ,

2007 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative
HD

Pond Steps

Oil

50.8 x 76.2 cms | 20 x 30 ins

Private collection, ,

2007 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative

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Max Ginsburg is a New York artist whose paintings are extremely realistic in form and content. His paintings explore the range of daily human life, concerned as much with life's ironies and social injustices, as with its many joys. Issues of war and peace, racism and the inhumanity of man have been a major focus in his art.

"The son of a painter, Ginsburg studied art at New York City's famed High School of Music and Art and then at Syracuse University. He earned his living as a commercial artist from 1955 to 1960, and then acquired a full-time teaching job at New York City's High School of Art and Design from 1960 until 1981.

Ginsburg worked as an illustrator from 1980 until 2004, achieving particular success painting covers for novels.

Growing up during the Depression in the Jewish neighborhood of Boro Park, Ginsburg witnessed racism against Jews, blacks and other non-whites.

His youth also was shaped by the unfolding horrors of World War II, and both anti-war and civil-rights themes show up repeatedly in his work.

Every pedestrian's face wears a telling expression, and every action commands scrutiny as a mini drama unfolds across the canvas.

These are the endeavors of a deft and prolific painter whose career spans more than 55 years and whose works are praised as political and social commentaries recognizing the struggles of everyday citizens."

- Quote taken from an article by Rebecca Sloan titled An artist for the underdog at the Butler, Published: Sun, September 18, 2011

He has exhibited widely and won many awards. In addition to solo exhibitions including a 2011 retrospective exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art and The Salmagundi Club, his work has been included in Butler Institute Midyear shows, a National Academy of Design Biennial, an Academy of Arts and Letters (Hassam Competition), the Museum of the City of New York (Exhibition of paintings about New York), the Christophers, the Art Renewal Center, the Society of Illustrators and the New York Historical Society . His work is also in the collections of museums such as the New Britain Museum, The Art Renewal Center, Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Society of Illustrators.

He was also one of America's foremost illustrators, and he taught for forty years at the School of Visual Arts, the Art Students League and the High School of Art and Design. Ginsburg still teaches workshops and classes in his spare time. If you are interested in taking one of these courses, click here.

To read a review of the 2010/2011 International Salon Competition and Max Ginsburg's Best in Show, click here.

To view more of his work and for more information see his web sites: www.maxginsburg.com
www.ginsburgillustration.com

To view events and paintings for sale, visit https://www.ginsburgpaintingsale.com/event-calendar.


To purchase a copy of Max Ginsburg's Retrospective book, , please click here.