Discipline: Visual Art

Simon Dinnerstein

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1969, 1979

Simon Dinnerstein is an American figurative artist, best known for his masterwork, The Fulbright Triptych. In addition to 32 one-person exhibitions, Dinnerstein has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Germany and a Rome Prize for study in Italy at the American Academy in Rome. Born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Dinnerstein has exhibited widely and his work has been the subject of four books, most recently, The Lasting World, a publication devoted to a current traveling exhibit

In 2011, The Suspension of Time was published by Milkweed Editions (Minneapolis). The book consists of 45 essays on The Fulbright Triptych by a diverse group of writers, such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Anthony Doerr, Rudolf Arnheim, John Russell, and George Crumb. The publication is the only one out now which is a book-length treatment of a single painting of a living America artist. The Fulbright Triptych is 14 feet in width and was begun in Germany in 1971 while on a Fulbright Grant and was completed in 1974 in a studio in Brooklyn.



Simon Dinnerstein worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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