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Louis Finkelstein (artist)

Louis Finkelstein (1923–20 June 2000) was an American painter, art critic and professor who taught for at Queens College, City University of New York. Several of his works have been compared to those of French artist and Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne (1839–1906).


Born in New York City in 1923, Louis Finkelstein studied painting at the Cooper Union, the Art Students League of New York and the Brooklyn Museum School of Art that used to be located in the museum as a part of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Finkelstein was an artist and an educator. He was an articulate speaker and writer on art. He taught at the Philadelphia College of Art, Yale School of Art (where he served as interim dean of the Art School from 1962–64), and he was the head of the art department at Queens College, CUNY for more than 25 years. In 1979, he received the College Art Association’s award for distinguished teaching and in 1999, was awarded an honorary doctorate in the fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Finkelstein received several Fulbright grants, an NEA for painting, and he was a member of the National Academy of Design.[1]

His paintings have been shown at Yale University, the New York Studio School, the Riverside Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery and the Pennsylvania Academy.

On 20 June 2000, Finkelstein died in hospice in New York City.[2]

Finkelstein was married to artist Gretna Campbell (d. 1987) by whom he had two children, a son, artist Henry Finkelstein (b. 1958), and a daughter, Martha.[2] On 8 November 1989, he married his second wife Jane Culp.[3]


  1. ^ [1] ,Lori Bookstein Gallery online bio, retrieved April 20, 2009
  2. ^ a b Obituary: "Louis Finkelstein, 77, Painter, Teacher and Critic" in The New York Times (27 June 2000). Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  3. ^ Sussex County Clerk's Office (Newton, NJ) Deed between Louis Finkelstein and Jane Culp Finklestein to Sherry Jenkins. (12 June/24 July 2000). Deed Book 2475, page 305&c.

External links

  • [2] New York Times obituary
  • Gael Mooney on Finkelstein
  • "Louis Finkelstein: The Late Pastels in the Context of His Artistic Thinking" at Lori Bookstein Fine Art
  • Painting Perceptions Blog post on Louis Finkelstein

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