Hometown: Evergreen Park, IL
Lives and Works: New York, NY
BFA, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Tom Goldenberg Bio
About The Artist
Combining modern technology with traditional painting techniques, Tom Goldenberg creates vivid depictions of the natural world. While he employs digital photography as the basis for his landscapes, using his snapshots as preparatory studies, Goldenberg paints exclusively with handmade pigments that he grinds himself, resulting in brilliant, saturated color. Additionally, the artist has created works that integrate his photographs more overtly, painting directly onto the prints. In these images, his painterly brushstrokes merge with the documentary clarity of the photographs, adding a new dimension to the scenes. Goldenberg, described by noted art critic Hilton Kramer in 2001 as "one of the most accomplished painters on the current scene," has exhibited his work in galleries throughout the United States.