Max Ginsburg’s paintings are in many museums and private collections throughout the country, including The Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, OH), The New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT), The Museum of Illustration at The Society of Illustrators (New York City), The Hospital Workers Union 1199 (New York City), as well as other public institutions. He has been exhibiting his fine art since 1953, but from 1980 through 2004 he primarily painted illustrations commissioned by major publishing companies.
Ginsburg has been a sought-after instructor for more than 50 years. From 1960 through 1982 he taught at The High School of Art & Design; from 1984 through 2004 Ginsburg was an instructor at The School of Visual Arts; and from 2008 through the present he has taught at The Art Students League of New York (all in New York City). He has given many workshops around the United States and abroad.
Ginsburg studied at The High School of Music & Art (1945-1949); Syracuse University (1949-1953; B.F.A.); and The City College of New York (1960-1963; M.A.). However, he did not develop his skills a realist painter at these schools but rather by studying the Old Masters and seeing his father, the professional portraitist Abraham Ginsburg, paint. Ginsburg has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and has been the recipient of many medals and honors throughout his lifetime. In 2011, Ginsburg published the book Max Ginsburg: Retrospective.
Ginsburg is represented by Cavalier Galleries, Dacia Gallery, and Gallery Henoch (all in New York City).