Death drops by, but just to talk, 1999
oil on canvas
Collection, Danforth Museum of Art
Opening Reception Saturday, November 13, 6pm - 8pm
Prior to 2010, the Danforth Museum of Art owned two drawings by Nathan Goldstein. This exhibit of drawings and paintings showcases the thirteen paintings that Mr. Goldstein generously gifted to the Museum's permanent collection before moving to Seattle, Washington where he continues to work in his studio.
Nathan Goldstein has been an exhibiting artist since 1950. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILL; The Arkansas Art Centre, Little Rock, AR; The National Academy of Design, NYC; The Boston Public Library, Boston, MA: and The Danforth Museum of Art.
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1927, Goldstein began his study of art in 1941 when he attended evening and Saturday classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1945 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1947. Upon returning to civilian life, Mr. Goldstein resumed study at the Art Institute of Chicago on the G.I. Bill where he received his MFA in painting and drawing in 1953. Goldstein briefly served as art director of the Federal Civil Defense Administration Headquarters before leaving to pursue a career as a painter and illustrator.
In 1956 Mr. Goldstein moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he began teaching at the New England School of Art. He subsequently taught at Northeastern University, Boston University and finally at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. From 1971 until 1999, Goldstein was a professor of painting and drawing at The Art Institute, where he served as Chair of the Foundation Program of Study. Mr. Goldstein has lectured and presented workshops at universities, colleges, and art schools in 38 states from Hawaii to Rhode Island.
Goldstein is a prolific author and has written seven books on painting, drawing, and design. His much acclaimed texts, “The Art of Responsive Drawing,” and “Figure Drawing: The Structural Anatomy and Expressive Design of Human Form” are both in their sixth edition. In 1996 Goldstein was inducted into the National Academy of Design. He also appears in Marquis Who’s Who in American Art, and Who’s Who in the East.
For more info about the artist and his work, see www.nathangoldsteinartist.com.