An interview with the artist Harvey Dinnerstein.
Harvey Dinnerstein grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He studied art in New York and Philadelphia, and was an instructor at the Art Students League for many years. Dinnerstein started his career just as abstract expressionism was beginning to take hold in America. He rejected this new style, however, and focused on emphasizing the "traditions of the past" in his realistic, detailed images (Harvey Dinnerstein, A Retrospective Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, 1994). Dinnerstein paints from life, and many of his images show intimate, poignant views of the people and buildings of New York and Brooklyn, where he has lived for most of his life. (Harvey Dinnerstein: Artist at Work, 1978)