Few artists in the early 21st century are historically identified as unique innovators of their medium or style. One of those few is Yankel Ginzburg whose talent was recognized at an early age resulting in his admission to Bat Yam academy in Tel Aviv at 14, the youngest student ever admitted. Beginning as a realist Yankel gradually allowed light and color to dominate his paintings. Experimenting with optical acrylic in the 1980’s he created a new medium in sculpture: a marriage of paint and acrylic form.
In 1968, Ginzburg was invited to participate in his first U.S. exhibition, and remained in the states. Yankel is an influential force in the support of international humanitarian efforts. His monumental works include Freedom Road, the huge tapestry for the Holocaust memorial in Washington, DC and Monument to Democracy, a work commissioned by the Russian Federation for the Moscow White House grounds.
On Wednesday, February 12 at 4 p.m., Yankel Ginzburg will speak on “The Art of Living” in the private courtyard at Lahaina Galleries.