Max Ginsburg has been exhibiting his fine art since 1953, and from 1980 through 2004 he painted illustrations commissioned by major publishing companies. His
paintings are in museum and public 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 Salmagundi Club (New York City), the Art Renewal Center (Port Reading, NJ), and the Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center 1199 (New York City), as well as in other institutions and private collections.
The artist has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. Recent shows include solo exhibitions at FEI Art Museum (Yokohama, Japan), The Florence Academy of Art (Jersey City, NJ), Dacia Gallery (New York City), and ArtRage — The Norton Putter Gallery (Syracuse, NY), as well as retrospective exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club and The Butler Institute of American Art, respectively. In 2011, Ginsburg published the book Max Ginsburg: Retrospective.
Ginsburg has been a highly influential teacher for more than 50 years. From 1960 through 1982 he taught at The High School of Art & Design (New York City); from 1984 through 2004 Ginsburg was an instructor at The School of Visual Arts (New York City); and from 2008 through the present he has taught at The Art Students League of New York. He has led many workshops around the United States and abroad.
The artist has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the William F. Draper Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of America’s 2015 International Portrait Competition; the Gold Medal award at the 2013 California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, and Best in Show at the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competition, among others. He will be presented with a Living Legend Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 American Masters exhibition at the Salmagundi Club.
Ginsburg is represented by Cavalier Galleries (Greenwich, CT; Nantucket, MA; and New York City) and Dacia Gallery (New York City).