Thursday, January 16, 2014

Max Ginsburg Retrospective

Max Ginsburg, one of the most respected and highly accomplished realist painters today, presents for the first time, a collection of his paintings from 1956 to 2010. Exquisitely presented on 192 pages of high quality paper (11x12x1), this publication chronicles Max's prestigious career as a fine artist, a teacher and illustrator.

The book cover shows one of his paintings.  I'll bet you can guess the title after a quick look at the picture.  After guessing the title, Bus Stop, you'll want to go back for a longer look.

I think that's one of the gift's of Ginsburg talent - capturing human nature doing regular day-to-day activities.  Looking at his artwork is like looking at a photograph of friends or family or ourselves.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Ginsburg, learning more of his life and his art, and dwelling on the pictures.  This is a wonderful book for the coffee table.

* I received a copy of Retrospective  from NetGalley in exchange for my review.  No other compensation was received.

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