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 injustices, as with its many joys. Issues of war and peace, racism and social justice have been a major focus in his art. Born in Paris, France in 1931, his family moved to Brooklyn when he was two. His primary art training occurred at home. Ginsburg’s father, portrait painter Abraham Ginsburg, exposed him to traditional realism. He then studied at the High School of Music and Art in NYC, Syracuse University (BFA) and the City College of New York (MA).
Since 1960 he has been teaching and has provided students an opportunity to learn and develop the skills needed to draw and paint realistically. He is presently teaching life painting at the Art Students League of New York and is giving painting workshops and demonstrations around the US and Canada. Max Ginsburg was one of America’ foremost illustrators, painting book covers and editorial illustrations for major publications such as Harper Collins, the New York Times, TV Guide, Penguin Books and many others.
Ginsburg has exhibited widely. He has had many solo shows since 1966 in a variety of galleries. He is presently represented by Gallery Henoch in the Chelsea section of New York City and the Cavalier Gallery in Greenwich, CT. His last four exhibitions have been in public venues. In 2009 he had an exhibition at the International Peace Museum in Dayton, OH and in 2008 he had a show at the Martin Luther King Labor Center in New York City. His work has been included and received awards in various juried and invitational shows.