Please join us for the opening reception for Max Ginsburg: The Realities of Our Time. The exhibition runs April 12 through May 24, 2014.
Max Ginsburg is regarded as one of the most respected and accomplished contemporary realist painters who paints the provocative issues of our time to comment on issues of class, gender and race. A Social Realist, he is outraged by war, the hypocrisy of our leaders and the social policies of a government leaving its’ people behind. His concern for social justice makes him a humanist, but not a sentimentalist.
The son of a painter, Ginsburg studied art at New York City’s famed High School of Music and Art and majored in Painting 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. He now concentrates his full attention on painting what some refuse to see.
Maureen Bloomfield, editor and chief of Artist’s magazine writes, “Ginsburg’s fidelity to the truth will prompt us to face what we would rather not face and feel emotions we’d rather not feel…”