Ginsburg's paintings are in many museums and private collections including The Butler Institute of American Art, The New Brittain Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum, The Hospital Workers Union 1199 and other public institutions.


He exhibited his fine art since1953 but from 1980 - 2004 he painted illustrations commissioned by the major publishing companies. 


Ginsburg taught art over 50 years: 

1960 - 1982 at The High School of Art & Design (NYC). 

1984 - 2004 at The School of Visual Arts (NYC). 

2008 - to the Present at The Art Students League of N.Y. 

He has given many workshops around the U.S. and abroad.


In 2011 he published his book "Max Ginsburg - Retrospective".


Over the years he exhibited and received many awards.  Recent exhibitions:

2017 - Solo Exhibition, FEI Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan

2017 - Solo Exhibition, Florence Academy Of Art, U.S.

2016 - Solo Exhibition, Highline Loft Gallery, NYC

2015 - The William Draper Grand Prize at The Portrait Society of America Competition

2014 - Solo Exhibition, ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY

2013 - Gold Medal Award, California Art Club, CA

2011 - Best In Show at The Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition

2011 - Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

2011 - Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, N.Y.


For more details and Bio before 2011 see Biography in web site



Artist's statement:

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.

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