Ephraim Rubenstein’s Portrait in
The Instructors Exhibition

Featuring works from over eighty artists who teach at the Art Students League, the Instructors Exhibition 2018 opens on September 4. Ephraim’s portrait Chris IV is one in a small grouping of works on view in the newly remodeled American Fine Arts Society’s first floor West Gallery, located to the left in the entrance foyer. An opening reception is scheduled for September 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The exhibition continues through September 30.

Ephraim Rubenstein, Chris IV, 2014, pastel on sanded board, 19½ x 25 in.

The Quickening Image at Degenstein Gallery

The Quickening Image is a process-based exhibition, highlighting the creative potential of the wax-resist technique in drawings by David Dodge Lewis and Ephraim Rubenstein. Their approach integrates a range of standard drawing materials in a single image, using both wet and dry applications. The show, which has been traveling over the past several years to different venues across the country, will open at the Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA) on September 1 and continue through October 7, 2018. An opening reception has been scheduled for September 1, 7 to 9 p.m., with the artists giving a gallery talk beginning at 7:30 p.m.

At the opening reception, Lore Degenstein Gallery

At the opening reception, Lore Degenstein Gallery

At the opening reception, Lore Degenstein Gallery

At the opening reception, Lore Degenstein Gallery

At the opening reception, Lore Degenstein Gallery

Ephraim’s painting in The American Dream

19 November 2017 to 27 May 2018 the Drents Museum (Netherlands) and Kunsthalle Emden (Germany) present the major international art exhibition The American Dream.

The double exhibition- simultaneously on display in Assen and Emden- chronicles American realism from 1945 until the present. Ephraim’s painting, “Studio Interior II” will be included along with important American artists such as Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, Alice Neel, Alex Katz and Chuck Close. “Studio Interior II” will be featured in the German half of the exhibition.

More information is available on The American Dream exhibition website.

The Quickening Image in Georgetown

The Quickening Image, a retrospective of Ephraim and David Dodge Lewis’ 20-year collaboration developing unique wax-resist techniques, is coming to Maurine Littleton Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Maurine Littleton Gallery
1667 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
March 24 – May 5, 2017

Closing reception for the artists on May 5

More information about The Quickening Image exhibition, as well as a catalog of images, can be found on its dedicated website.

Ephraim’s work featured in Art Students League of New York on Painting


Ephraim contributed a chapter to James L. McElhinney’s new book Art Students League of New York on Painting: Lessons and Meditations on Mediums, Styles, and Methods. The chapter discusses painting from observation and includes extensive examples of Ephraim’s work.

The book, a New York Times Gift Pick, is a lushly illustrated, comprehensive guide to painting in all media from the prestigious visual arts education institution Art Students League of New York, where Ephraim teaches. It’s available now from Amazon, other major retailers, and your local bookstore.