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. (The book will be offered at a special price at the Open Studio).
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, 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 located on 4th Avenue and 24th Street in Brooklyn.
“Having lived in Brooklyn now for quite a while,” says Dinnerstein, “my wish is to convey in my art something of the hidden mystery of the everyday, something of the transcendent and mystical in simple objects, something of The Life of Things.”