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Original – Oil on linen, 1989, 40″ x 60″

SKU: 4768

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About the Artist

This is a work by artist David Shainberg.

David Shainberg (1932-1993) was primarily known as a renowned psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic author in New York City from the 1960s to the 80s. Throughout and after his teaching and practice though, he was also an artist of formidable talent. In 1981, David left his psychoanalytic practice to devote himself fulltime to painting. He was not only prolific, but also painted with a vigorous and passionate brush. He used abstract expressionism with total release to render the intensity of his creative process poignantly evident in his paintings, where he created landscapes and illusions of figures with a striking sense of energy and mood.