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Max Ginsburg – Artist Statement

Max Ginsburg

I have lived and worked in New York all my life.  As a New Yorker, I feel a personal and deep connection to this rich, energetic and beautiful city with its amazingly diverse population.  My objective is to paint about the people of New York – realistically and with compassion.

I have expressed my strongly held feelings about peace and justice; deep outrage to war.  Injustice and torture are conveyed in some of my paintings.  With regard to these themes, I have been inspired by Old Masters such as Caravaggio, Goya, Kollwitz and Picasso.

I choose to paint realistically because I believe realism is truth and truth is beauty.  I derive an aesthetic pleasure in skillfully done realistic drawings and paintings.  I believe that realism can communicate ideas strongly and it is this communication that is extremely important to me.


Max Ginsburg and War Pieta

Max Ginsburg with “War Pieta”


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