Developing a Painting from Life with Max Ginsburg


March 1-3
9:00 am-4:00 pm
instructor:  Max Ginsburg

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March 1-3
9:00 am-4:00 pm
instructor:  Max Ginsburg
the workshop will be limited to 12 students

“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

Throughout his incredible career as a professional artist and teacher, Max Ginsburg has taught and influenced many of the best practicing artists that we know today.  We are thrilled to have this legend of an artist at the atelier in 2019 and hope that you can take advantage of the opportunity to study with him while he is here.  In this three-day workshop, Ginsburg will teach students how to develop a painting from life.  He will focus on teaching how to see the unique forms of the model, rather than memorizing a formula and to “paint what you see, not what you know.”  Design, proportion, gesture, values, color,  and using the direct painting method (alla prima)  will be covered.  There will be lots of demos and plenty of hands-on painting time from a live model. Workshop tuition includes model fees.

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options nearby.

Materials list coming soon.

About the instructor:
Max Ginsburg has lived and worked in New York all of his life. As a New Yorker, he says ” 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.

He has enjoyed a distinguished 50-year career teaching at numerous schools including The High School of Art & Design (NYC 1960-1982),  The School of Visual Arts (NYC 1984-2004) and at The Art Students League of New York from 2008 to present.  He has also given many workshops around the U.S. and abroad.

Ginsburg’s paintings are in numerous museums and private collections including The Butler Institute of American Art, The New Brittain Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum, The Salmagundi Club,  The Art Renewal Center , The Martin Luther King Labor Center 1199 and other public institutions.  He has exhibited his fine art since 1953 and from 1980 – 2004 he painted illustrations commissioned by major publishing companies.  In 2011 he published his book “Max Ginsburg – Retrospective”.

He has received numerous awards including The William Draper Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of America Portrait Painting Competition in 2015; a solo exhibition at the ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY in 2014; a Gold Medal Award for Life Time Achievement in the Arts from the California Art Club in 2013; Best In Show–from the Art Renewal Center online competition in 2011; Retrospective Solo Exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH in 2011;  and a Retrospective Solo Exhibition at The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY in 2011.

We are unable to give refunds for visiting artist workshops unless the workshop is canceled by Townsend Atelier.