Ephraim Rubenstein was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1956. He received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. In addition, he attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School, where he studied with Francis Cunningham, the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts, with Harvey Dinnerstein, and the Art Students League, with Robert Beverly Hale.
Mr Rubenstein has had eleven one-person exhibitions in NY; seven at Tibor de Nagy, one at Tatistcheff & Co and three at George Billis Gallery. He has exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Maier Museum of Art, and the National Academy of Design, where he won the Emil and Dines Carlsen Prize in painting. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Exxon Corporation, and Deloitte & Touche. His work has been featured in American Artist Magazine, American Heritage Magazine and Architectural Digest, among others. Several of his paintings have been on loan to the United States State Department as part of its Art in Embassies Program.
Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher, as well. He was Associate Professor of Art at the University of Richmond from 1987–1998, where he received the Distinguished Educator Award and The Commonwealth’s Outstanding Faculty Award. He taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art and the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts. He is currently on the faculty of The Art Students League of New York, where he teaches Life Drawing and Artistic Anatomy, the Seminar in the Literature of Art and numerous workshops in various aspects of painting, drawing and materials. He also teaches at Columbia University’s Department of Narrative Medicine, where he teaches the Seminar in the Literature of Art to graduate students in Narrative Medicine, as well as Life Drawing to first year medical students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.