In Conjunction With Dinnerstein’s Exhibition At Gerald Peters Gallery
Today, the Art Students League of New York announces Harvey Dinnerstein Drawings, Pastels, Prints: A Retrospective Exhibition, a virtual show and benefit sale presented on LINEA, the League’s online journal. This exhibition, on view beginning October 16, celebrates Dinnerstein’s 40th anniversary of teaching at the League. The show includes 33 artworks (drawings, pastels, and prints) that reflect Dinnerstein’s creative process and sensitive observation in rendering the human form, which has cemented him as one of America’s most respected painters and teachers in figurative art today.
Dinnerstein’s work documents what he calls “the powerful visual language of this cultural legacy” in images that “combine aspects of naturalism, or incidental observation, with classical elements of form and structure.”
View the exhibition on October 16th here:
“Harvey’s legacy is the encouragement of a personal response to the world around us, specific to New York City in its multicultural richness,” personal friend to Dinnerstein and fellow League instructor Jerry Weiss says. “The ability to listen is analogous to the art of observation. In the forty years I’ve known him, Harvey’s curiosity in people—in our shared humanity—has never wavered. He is still listening to us. What he has heard shines through in this extraordinary selection of works on paper.”
"Harvey Dinnerstein encompasses the very essence of what The League means to so many artists — the quest to delve into the meaning of art and humanity,” Board President of The Art Students League of New York, Robin Lechter Frank says. “Through his profound work, Harvey captures the human spirit in a moment of time and continues to touch the lives of countless artists. We are proud to present this retrospective on his fortieth anniversary as an instructor at The League."
Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales of work in this exhibit will support the Harvey Dinnerstein Grant for Realist Art. This grant is a welcome addition to the League’s robust financial aid program that includes over 30 merit-based tuition scholarships and 13 larger grants that support the work and international travel of League students.
To further celebrate Dinnerstein’s contributions to this storied institution, the League has purchased his pastel At the Window, and Dinnerstein donated a self-portrait from 1997 entitled 69th Summer, both of which have been added to the League’s permanent collection of over 4,000 works of art.
Harvey Dinnerstein, 69th Summer, pastel on board, 56 ½ x 33 ¼ in.