Biography

Born:Paris, France, 1931

Education:

  • High School of Music and Art, New York, NY (1945-1949)
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, BFA (1949-1953)
  • City College of New York, New York, NY, MA (1960-1963)
  • Studied informally with Abraham Ginsburg over many years

Teaching:

  • High School of Art and Design, New York, NY (1960 -1982)
  • School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (1984 -2000)
  • Art Students League, New York, NY (1997-2000; 2008-2011)

Workshops:

  • Art Students League, New York, NY
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Atelier de Bresoles, Montreal, Canada
  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Laval, QC, Canada

Painting Demonstrations:

  • Allied Artists of America, New York, NY
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
  • Laguna College of Art, Laguna, CA
  • Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY

Solo Exhibitions:

  • The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH 2011 (Retrospective)
  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY 2011 (Retrospective)
  • International Peace Museum – Missing Art Space, Dayton, OH 2009
  • Martin Luther King Labor Center Gallery,1199
  • SEIU, New York, NY 2008
  • Franklin Mint, Exton, PA 1993
  • Reyn Gallery, New York, NY 1980
  • Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 1980, 1978, 1977,
  • 1975, 1974,1972, 1971, 1969, 1968, 1966
  • Gallery 306, Bala Cynwood, PA 1979
  • Martin Luther King Labor Center, Local
  • 1199, New York, NY 1977, 1972
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 1953

Selected Awards:

  • “Best in Show” Award – Art Renewal Center Salon, 2011
  • Joseph Hartley Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club
  • non-members Juried Exhibition, 2010
  • Philip Desind Award, 72nd National Midyear Exhibition,
  • The Butler Institute of American Art, 2008
  • Forbes Magazine Award, Salmagundi Club
  • non-members Juried Exhibition, 2008
  • Collectors Prize, 71st National Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, 2007
  • Best in Show Award, Salmagundi Club
  • non-members Juried Exhibition, 2007
  • Elias and Lillian Judith Newman Award, Audubon Artists, 2007
  • The Len G. Everett Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America, 2006>
  • Silver Medal, Audubon Artists, 2006
  • Chairman’s Award, Art Renewal Center, 2005
  • Purchase Prize, Art Renewal Center, 2005
  • The Ethel Gilmore – Charles J. Romans Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America, 2005
  • Silver Medal, Allied Artists of America, 2004
  • Art Emis Award, Romance Writers of America, 2004
  • The Christophers Award, The Christophers, 1991
  • Merit Award, The Art Directors’ Club, 1987
  • Gold Medal, The Society of Illustrators, 1984
  • Teacher Recognition Award, Board of Education of New York City, 1979
  • Salmagundi Club Award, Allied Artists of America, 1978
  • Jane Peterson Award, Allied Artists of America, 1974
  • Jane Peterson Award, Allied Artists of America, 1964
  • Pauline Law Award, National Arts Club, 1963
  • Edith Lehman Award, Allied Artists of America, 1962
  • Gloria Layton Prize, Allied Artists of America, 1961

Group Exhibitions – Invitational and Juried, Museums and Galleries:Allied Artists of America, NY
Allied Artists of America Traveling Show:

  • Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
  • J. Wayne Stark Gallery, TX
  • Museum of Texas Tech University, TX
  • Bergstrom Mahler Museum, WI
  • Dauville Museum of Fine Art and History, VA
  • Krasl Art Center, MI

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NY
America China Oil Painting Artists League (ACOPAL) at the National Art Club, 2011
Art Cries Out (online)
Art Students League, NY
Art Renewal Center (Online)
Audubon Artists, NY
Bronfman Center, NYU, NY
The Butler Institute of American Art, Midyear Exhibitions, OH
Cavalier Galleries, Inc., CT

Franklin Mint, PA
Gallery Henoch, NY
Grand Central Galleries, NY
Harbor Gallery, NY
Hard Times Traveling Show:

  • Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery, UT
  • Springville Museum of Art, UT
  • Salmagundi Club, NY

Hermitage Foundation Museum, VA< Jenkins Johnson Gallery, CA
Martin Luther King Labor Center, NY
Museum of the City of New York, NY
National Academy of Design Biennials, NY
New-York Historical Society, NY
Salander O’Reilly Gallery, NY
Salmagundi Club, NY
Society of Illustrators, NY

Public Collections:

  • New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
  • SEIU – Service Employees International Union, Washington, DC
  • Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
  • Art Renewal Center, Morristown, NJ
  • National Labor College, Silver Springs, MD
  • New York Cultural Center Museum/Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
  • Martin Luther King Labor Center, New York, NY
  • H.J. Heinz Company, PA

Reviews and Articles:

  • Enduring Realism, American Artist 2011
  • Hard Times, American Artist 2010
  • Interview with Max Ginsburg, Poets and Artists (Online Magazine), 2010
  • Radio Interview, WVOX, The Lyn Handler Show, 2009
  • “Max Ginsburg, Seeing Form, Not Formulas,” by Steve
  • Doherty, Workshop Magazine, 2008
  • Cable TV Interview, Bronx Net Channel 67, 2008
  • Review “The Butler Institute Midyear Exhibition,” Business Journal, 2007
  • “Working-Class Choreography,” by Steve Smith, The Artist’s Magazine, 2006
  • “The Illustrator in America 1860-2000” by Walt Reed, Collins Press Review “Art On Labor,” The
  • Village Voice, 1986
  • Review “New York Through Artists’ Eyes,” by Grace Glueck, The New York Times, 1983
  • “How I Paint a Figure Composition,” by Max Ginsburg, Palette Talk, 1981
  • Review of Ginsburg Exhibition, The Observer, 1981
  • Review of Ginsburg Exhibition, The Philadelphia Enquirer, 1979
  • Noticias Das Caldas, 1978
  • Review, Paul Raymond, World Magazine, 1972
  • “Max Ginsburg: Underground and Above Ground,” by Irwin Greenberg, American Artist, 1970
  • Reviews of Ginsburg Exhibitions by Jeanne Paris, Long Island Press and Newsday, 1966-1980
  • Reviews of Ginsburg Exhibitions by Malcolm Preston, Newsday, 1966-1980

Clients:

  • New York Times Magazine
  • New York Magazine
  • Dial Books
  • Harper Collins Publications
  • Bantam Publications
  • Penguin Publications
  • Harlequin Enterprises
  • Warner Publications
  • Fortune Magazine
  • H.J. Heinz & Co.
  • Dell Publications
  • Puffin Books
  • Crown Books
  • Berkley Publications
  • Franklin Mint
  • Leisure Books
  • Simpson Paper Co.
  • T.V. Guide
  • Thames Television

Max Ginsburg Gallery Representation:

  • Gallery Henoch, 555 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
  • Cavalier Galleries, Inc., 405 Greenwich Avenue,
  • Greenwich, CT 06830