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Ephraim Rubenstein


Ephraim Rubenstein has had ten one-person exhibitions in New York at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co. and most recently at George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. He has also exhibited at The Butler Institute of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design, where he won the Emil Carlsen and Beatrice Laufman Awards. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher as well. He was Associate Professor of Art at the University of Richmond from 1987-1998, where he received the Distinguished Educator Award and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is currently on the faculty at the Art Students League of New York and Columbia University in the Narrative Medicine program. In the Narrative Medicine program, he teaches life drawing to first year medical students, which gives them a very different look at the body than they get in the dissecting room or on rounds. He also teaches the seminar in the literature of art, which uses artists’ writings and landmarks in art history, theory, and criticism to sensitize student’s visual attentiveness and awareness. One may be able to read a chart, but one must look at and examine a body.


  • M.F.A., Columbia University
  • B.A., Columbia University