Painting From Life


Max Ginsburg





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9:00am - 4:00pm

Hull Art Academy

1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100,

Carrollton, Texas 75010

Mary Hull




May 24th - May 26th  2019

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Observe and paint the unique forms of the person posing with respect to proportions, shapes, values and color. Develop oil painting skills to achieve a high degree of naturalism


Day 1. Paint Head Studies and Figure Studies from Life, concentrating on gesture & proportion.

Day 2. Paint a Figure from Life, Development and Composition.

Day 3. Paint a Portrait


Ginsburg will be assisting and critiquing each student's painting daily and he will be giving short painting demonstrations as a teaching tool each day.  However, the students will paint and develop their own work during the bulk of each session.


We will focus on "Painting From Life" in the traditional realist manner of the Old Masters.  The approach will be alla prima, or direct wet on wet oil painting; first blocking in the larger forms or shapes, then blocking in the smaller forms and details.


MAX GINSBURG PAINTING FROM LIFE DEMONSTRATION (2 1/2 hours) During the Painting From Life Demonstration, Max will explain and discuss his procedure while he is painting.


LECTURE with Power Point Slide Presentation (1 1/2 hours, 8-9:30pm) of Ginsburg's paintings from 1956 to the present.  In his lecture, Max will talk about his struggles as a realist during the abstract times of the 20th century when realism was basically discouraged.  He will also explain the procedure and development of his large multifigure paintings.



Ginsburg's paintings are in many museums and private collections including The Butler Institute of American Art, The New Britain Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum, The Salmagundi Club, The Art Renewal Center, The Martin Luther King Labor Center 1199, and other public institutions.


He exhibited his fine art since 1953 but from 1980 - 2004 he painted illustrations commissioned by the major publishing companies.  Ginsburg taught art for over 50 years:


1960 - 1982 at The High School of Art & Design (NYC).

1984 - 2004 at The School of Visual Arts (NYC).

2008 - to the Present at The Art Students League of N.Y.


He has given many workshops around the U.S. and abroad. In 2011 he published his book "Max Ginsburg - Retrospective". Over the years he exhibited and received many awards.


Most recent Awards & Exhibitions:

2018 - Solo Exhibition , Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

2017 - Solo Exhibition, FEI Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan

2017 - Solo Exhibition, Florence Academy Of Art, U.S.

2016 - Solo Exhibition, Highline Loft Gallery, NYC

2015 - The William Draper Grand Prize at The Portrait Society of America Competition

2014 - Solo Exhibition, ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY

2013 - Gold Medal Award, California Art Club, CA

2011 - Best In Show at The Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition

2011 - Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

2011 - Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, N.Y.






Titanium White  (Large Tube) The following in regular size tubes:

Cadmium Yellow Lt. or Pale

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Red Lt.

Alizarin Crimson

Raw Sienna

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Umber

Cadmium Green Pale., (Windsor Newton brand)

Cinnabar Green Medium (Rembrandt brand)


Cerulean Blue

Ultra Marine Blue

Mars Black



Raphael - Paris Classic, (Type #3572 Bristle Filbert) Size #4, #6, #8

Robert Simmons "Signet", Brights, Size #1, #2, #3 (or similar brushes)

Silver Brush Renaissance (Type #7110) Red Sable #1, #2



 Linseed Oil



 Stretched Canvas, primed (Portait Texture) and toned or

       Hardwood Panel, gessoed and primed and toned

       or Canvas Board

       - 2 Panels or Canvases  9" x 12"

       -2 Panels or Canvases 16" x 20"




- Two metal cups with caps (for turpenoid and linseed oil)

- Palette Knife

- A small sketch pad, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", a pencil and black ball pen.


Bring whatever materials you are used to working with.


Classes ongoing!    Ask about our student referral program and save $ on supplies or classes.






1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100, Carrollton, Texas 75010