Henry Finkelstein (born 1958) is an American artiste and teacher. He is best known for his landscape paintings.
Finkelstein is the son of artists Louis Finkelstein and Gretna Campbell. He grew occurring spending the summers next his family on Great Cranberry Island, Maine, and attended Cooper Union art instructor in New York City, where he studied as soon as Rueben Kadish and Nick Marsicano. In 1983 he time-honored an MFA from Yale School of Art, and has taught at the National Academy of Design since 1996.
He has maintained the house in Maine, as capably as a residence in the north of France. The landscape of both locations figures prominently in his work. Finkelstein has endorsed his concentration in color to a childhood visit to France. “I noticed that color was relative. Color was not a resolved thing. I began to see colors in flora and fauna I had not seen before. I never left that, really.”
Although he works from life, Finkelstein is influenced especially by painters of the Abstract Expressionism movement. In auxiliary to instructing at the National Academy and the Art Students League of New York, Finkelstein has taught and lectured at Brooklyn College, Haverford College, Maryland Institute College of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Among the awards he's expected are a Fulbright Fellowship for Painting in Italy in 1983, the Julius Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy, and a French management grant.