Harvey Dinnerstein, “Underground Drum Beat,” 2014, oil on canvas, 46 x 60 inches

Gerald Peters Gallery is pleased to announce the fine art exhibition “Harvey Dinnerstein’s New York.”

“Since his childhood, when he first put pencil to paper, Brooklyn-born Harvey Dinnerstein has focused on capturing the world around him – his world – his landscape: New York City,” says the gallery. “Dinnerstein’s formal art training began in the studio of Moses Soyer, and continued at the High School of Music and Art, the Art Students League, and the Tyler School of Art. His informal and perhaps more lasting training occurred riding the subway from Brownsville to Manhattan.”

Harvey Dinnerstein, “Oscar and Olivia,” 2013, pastel on board, 22 x 19 1/4 inches

“The subway enabled me to travel from a provincial neighborhood in Brooklyn to art classes across the river on the island of Manhattan,” Dinnerstein says. “I studied anatomy, drawing, and painting in art school, but I also learned a great deal observing and sketching in the subway. The immediacy of a direct response to the human subject on a moving train forces one to develop powers of perception and memory. The subway also revealed a view of the great diversity of life in the city that shaped my artistic vision over the years.”

In addition to the subway, Dinnerstein captures life above ground as well, as you see in “Life Cycle” (2008, oil on canvas, 41 3/4 x 71 3/4 inches).

About the exhibition: Comprised of paintings and drawings from the 1980s through the present day, the exhibition will focus on the work of American Realist painter Harvey Dinnerstein and the subject matter that has defined his career and garnered him critical acclaim and national recognition.

For more information about “Harvey Dinnerstein’s New York” at the Gerald Peters Gallery, click here. The exhibition is February 16 through March 16, 2018.

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