Max Ginsburg was born in Paris, France in 1931. He studied at the High School of Music and Art, New York, NY From 1945 to 1949, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, to obtain his bachelor degree from 1949 to 1953, the City College of New York, New York, NY for his master's degree from 1960-1963, and studied informally with Abraham Ginsburg over many years. He lived and worked in New York all his life and as a New Yorker, he felt a personal and deep connection to the rich, energetic and beautiful scenery of this unique city, with its amazingly diverse population. His main objective is to represent the wide mosaic of people from New York, realistically and with compassion in his paintings. Expressing in each and every piece a strong connection to his feelings about the portrayed subjects. Ginsburg was a teacher at the High School of Art and Design, New York, NY from 1960 to1982, at the School of Visual Arts of New York from 1984 to 2000 and also at the Art Students League of New York from the period of 1997 to 2000 and 2008 to 2011. He has had a multitude of solo exhibitions and also he was invited to a number of group exhibitions in the United States. He was also awarded the “Best in Show” Award at the Art Renewal Center Salon in 2011, the Joseph Hartley Memorial Award, the Salmagundi Club non-members Juried Exhibition in 2010, the Philip Desind Award, 72nd National Midyear Exhibition, and The Butler Institute of American Art in 2008 among many others..
In this piece we find a prominent depiction of a typical New York City street scene that the artist so passionately executes. Ginsburg strives to create pieces uniting his love for Manhattan, with his excellent realistic approach to the canvas. Hints of Hopper are felt within this piece, with his use of line, shadow, and composition. This painting was created on site on West 50th Street of what looks like a worker from the Butcher shop taking a quick break from his day. Comes ready to hang with wire on verso and displayed in this lovely wood frame with gold inlay.