Harvey Dinnerstein has been painting New Yorkers in New York scenes for over seventy years.
His book, “Harvey Dinnerstein: Artist at Work,” with text by the artist, was published by Watson-Guptill in 1978. Chronicle Books published a new monograph on his work, “Underground Together: The Art and Life of Harvey Dinnerstein,” with an introduction by Raman Frey and Wendi Norris, and essays by Pete Hamill and Gabriel P. Weisberg, in 2008.
In 1994, Mr. Dinnerstein was honored with a retrospective exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. In 1998, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
His work is several museum collections, including the Lehman Collection of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the New Britain Museum of American Art; the Palm Springs Desert Museum; and the Whitney Museum. He is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery, New York.
He’s also a beloved League instructor who has taught generations of students dedicated to the figurative tradition.
Can you spot Mr. Dinnerstein’s self-portait in this multi-figure painting of his?