Vladimir Ginzburg was born in St.Petersburg, Russia and has always enjoyed looking at paintings. During his teenage years he photographed everything that he could, and printed photographs in a makeshift darkroom. He immigrated to Israel in 1979, and was astonished by the strong colors and blinding light of the sun in that country. He could not afford a camera but still had the artistic urge to put everything that he saw on paper. He started drawingand took drawing and painting courses. He moved to New York in 1989, where he studied painting at the Arts Students League. His first group show was in 1993; his first solo show was in 1996. At the present time he lives in New York City.
His work ranges from portraits to street scenes - both of which show a free style and independent brushwork. I like the energy, the passion and the grace of his work.