Eric Goldberg (artist)

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Eric Goldberg
Born 1890 (1890)
Berlin, Germany
Died 1969 (1970)
Education École des Beaux-Arts, Académie Julian
Known for Painting

Eric Goldberg (1890–1969) was a Jewish-Canadian painter, born in 1890 in Berlin, Germany. Goldberg was influenced by the art of Pierre-Auguste Renoir at an early age. He studied at Paris, France's École des Beaux-Arts (1906–10) and Académie Julian under Tony Robert-Fleury, Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Jean-Paul Laurens, and taught at the Berlin Academy of Art and, later, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (1911–1915, returning to teach again in then British Mandate of Palestine from 1924–1926). He began working in Montreal in 1928, and soon after began favouring the landscapes of Quebec's Gaspésie region as subjects. In 1939, Goldberg became a founding member of the Contemporary Arts Society (in French, Société d'art contemporain), a group of Canadian artists intent on sensitizing the public to modern art.

His work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, and North America. He married Quebec-born Regina Seiden (1897) - a well-respected artist in her own right - who studied under the Canadian traditionalist masters William Brymner and Maurice Cullen. Goldberg was also a member of the Eastern Group of Painters, a group founded in Montreal to counter the nationalism of the Canadian Group of Painters. He was well represented by Max Stern's Dominion Gallery in Montreal.

Goldberg died in Montreal in 1969. His works are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives.

Selected collections[edit]

  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  • Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives, Montreal

References[edit]

  • Dominion Gallery Archives, National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives

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