Michael Goldberg (b. 1924, New York; d. 2007, New York) is one of the foremost leaders of Abstract Expressionism. A veteran of World War II, Goldberg has been referred to as a member of the second generation of Abstract Expressionists. A student of Hans Hofmann, Goldberg developed his distinctive style of gestural action paintings, and exhibited widely in New York during the early 1950s, alongside Helen Frankenthaler, Friedel Dzubas, Sam Francis, and Joan Mitchell. His works integrated Western formal approaches with Eastern philosophy, and continued to teach, paint, and exhibit over his four decade career. His work has been collected by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Whitney Museum of American Art and many others.