Thursday, October 28, 2010

Silver Cup III by Ephraim Rubenstein

Silver Cup III
Oil on panel, 22 3/4" x 34 3/4"

Ephraim Rubenstein was born in Brooklyn New York in 1956. He received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. In addition, he attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School, where he studied with Francis Cunningham, the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts, with Harvey Dinnerstein, and the Art Students League, with Robert Beverly Hale.
Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher, as well. He was Associate Professor of Art at the University of Richmond from 1987-1998, where he received the Distinguished Educator Award and The Commonwealth’s Outstanding Faculty Award. He taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He currently is part of the faculty of The National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts and The Art Students League of New York.

Still Life Gallery is honored to exhibit one of Mr. Rubenstein's latest paintings. A work of art that evokes a much older New York, a nod to a sense of place, from someone that knows the city well. Here Rubenstein zeros in on the subject, with a mastery of painting, hitting his, well considered, color notes. It is at this point he chooses to rest, with a contemporary touch, leaving the painting open with the preliminary drawing visible. 

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