Michael Goldberg was an American artist best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings and involvement with the New York School, which is also associated with Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning. Goldberg’s signature works are hallmarked by their expressive brushwork and free association abstraction, combining Western European painting traditions with Eastern philosophies and the cultural reservoir of post-war New York. “I’ve always felt that art comes out of art,” he said. “Art requires looking, and a little bit of selective thievery, too. You take a little bit from here and a little from there without being conscious of it.” Born on December 24, 1924 in the Bronx, NY, Goldberg went on to study at the Art Students League of New York and was a veteran of World War II. He was appreciated for his classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he taught for many years. His works can be found in the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Cleveland Museum of Art, among others. Goldberg died on December 30, 2007 in New York, NY.
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