This work by Michael Goldberg is an abstract composition in blue, red, green, yellow and white

Michael Goldberg

American, 1924–2007

Untitled, c. 1960

Oil on paper mounted on canvas

13½ x 10¾ inches

Signed lower right

 

SOLD

Born in the Bronx, Goldberg pushed the boundaries imposed upon second-generation Abstract Expressionists for more than 60 years. He took classes at the Art Students League in New York and studied with Hans Hofmann before and after World War II. Goldberg participated in the groundbreaking Ninth Street Show in 1951, which included works by Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Motherwell. Two years later he received his first solo show. Throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, Goldberg maintained his connection with the Abstract Expressionist painters.

While Goldberg experimented with various techniques throughout his career, he remained dedicated to abstract painting. “For me, the concept of abstract painting is still the primary visual challenge of our time,” he said in 2001. “It might get harder and harder to make an abstract image that’s believable, but I think that just makes the challenge greater.”

This work by Michael Goldberg is an abstract composition in blue, red, green, yellow and white