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David Borenstein (b. 1948)  Artworks >>

Born in Ligniza, Poland, David Borenstein began to draw at age 6 and by age fifteen was painting with oil paint. In 1970, he graduated from the Newark School of Fine Arts. The following year, he moved to Florence, Italy to begin his search for knowledge that would eventually lead him to become a master painter in the Renaissance style. Early the following year in 1972, he moved to Austria where he studied at the Vienna Academy. He then returned to the United States to study at the Art League of New York. While there, he studied under the American artistic icon Frank Mason as well as the great David Leffel. During this time, as he continued to hone his technique, Borenstein was able to secure permission to copy over ninety paintings directly from the works of various Masters in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the British National Gallery in London. In 1999, David studied with the great Norwegian master, Odd Nerdrum in Oslo before making his way back to Florence, Italy where he studied at the Florence Academy of Art from 2000 to 2001. Now residing in Taos, New Mexico, David teaches workshops and private lessons to the next generation of artists imparting the wisdom, secrets, and techniques of the Old Masters. Between teaching and painting in his Taos studio as well as plein air, he continues to travel to India, Nepal, Thailand, Israel, and Florence for new inspiration.

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