Michael Goldberg — American abstract artist
Michael Goldberg (1924–2007) was an American abstract expressionist painter and teacher known for his gestural action paintings, abstractions and still-life paintings. A retrospective show, “Abstaction Over Time: The Paintings of Michael Goldberg”, is showing at MOCA Jacksonville in Florida from 9/21/13 to 1/5/14. His work was seen in September 2007 in a solo exhibition at Knoedler & Company in New York City, as well as several exhibitions at Manny Silverman Gallery in Los Angeles. Additionally, a survey of Goldberg’s work is exhibited at the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach since September 2010.Goldberg established himself as the youngest member of the Eighth Street Club among other popular New York artists who would generate discourse and share materials, creating a physical artistic experience for Goldberg. His artistic peers at The Club inspired him to take further steps in his art, leading critics to describe him as a “lyrical and nostalgic image of the painter and poet.