“Moses is described in the Torah as the most modest man who ever lived. My father was the second most. He thought of himself, and wanted others to think of him, as simply ordinary. Perhaps that inspired me to often depict him as Everyman.” — Max Ferguson to NYTimes.com
To an older generation, there is a piece of New York that is slowly fading away – this is precisely the subject matter that Max Ferguson has painted using his father as his model. “My Father at Coney Island”, “My Father in Katz’s” and “Saturday Night/Sunday Times” are a few of the pieces that depict the simple pleasures of New York that will be featured at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in Greenwich Village, starting tonight.
[Source + Images: NYTimes.com, read the full article here]