Born in New York City in 1946, artist Ron Goldfinger now resides in the Southern Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Despite a 35 year career as a practicing physician he has never lost his passion for painting.
Inspired by Rembrandt, Chardin, Turner and Monet, Ron Goldfinger uses intellect, imagination and skill to employ the traditional oil painting elements, Light, Color, Composition, Subject Matter and Paint Quality, to create a visual reality. He feels that, at its core, Realistic Painting can communicate beyond its subject matter and reveal the universal in the particular.
The artist works from life, setting up the composition in his north light studio or going outdoors to paint the landscape. He focuses on how the light sculpts the shapes, sets the mood and impacts the colors. Starting with bold brush or palette knife strokes he lays in the composition and establishes the painting’s concept. A splash of color or a highlight can provide a focal point, and the impasto gives a sense of the medium. Each stage in the creation must hold up in its own right for the final work to be successful. Some have called this style “Abstract Realism”.
His training in art began in early childhood at museum and private art schools. He graduated from New York City’s prestigious High School of Music and Art in 1964. As and undergraduate he studied Art and Biology, receiving a B.A., Magna Cum Laude. He went on to attain an M.D. Degree, graduating with honors, and began practicing medicine. During all that time Ron continued to pursue his artistic goals with studies at the renowned Art Students League in New York City and, privately, with several renowned New York City artists. He and his family moved to the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts in 1995.