Max Ginsburg (b. 1931, Paris, France)
Although he attended art schools his real mentor was his father. Abraham Ginsburg was a successful portrait painter who taught Max the skills needed to paint in the traditional, realist manner, and kindled within him a love of realism that would shape his work for the rest of his life.
When Max Ginsburg entered the art world in the 1960's, he was working in direct opposition to the period's minimalism and rejection of representational art. Ginsburg's fine art reflected and represented his immediate environment: cart vendors, subway riders, street basketball and generally the people of New York, depicting them with unflinching clarity and dignity. He approached this subject s
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