Louis Finkelstein1923-2000

Note
Kresge Art Museum - Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing, MI

$10,000 toward the acquisition of the 1998 painting Two Figures, Two Heads for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator April Kingsley. Finkelstein studied painting at Cooper Union, The Art Students’ League, and the Brooklyn Museum School where he later taught. He also taught at Philadelphia College of Art, Yale University, and Queens College. Finkelstein painted brightly colored abstractions drawn from direct observation of landscapes, architecture, and figures in a highly-energized, expressionistic style.