|Death Date: January 30, 2009
|Leon Goldin was born in Chicago in 1923 and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the State University of Iowa.
No one can accuse Goldin of being a trendy painter; he’s been doing what he does for a long time. He orchestrates his evocations of light, atmosphere, and landscape based on traditional Cubist flatness of the picture space. His works in pastel and charcoal are the more coherent of his compositions, melding forms in delicate shades with lots of gray, black and white, into loose but balanced structural arrangements that give a sense of landscape. Some of the work is drawn from images of the city and summers in Maine.