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.”