Deborah Davis Fine Art

43 Deer Drive

Claverack, New York

Phone: 518-828-2939

“Luminous Horizons” 


August 2 - 27, 2007                                                                        


Yale Epstein, a resident of Woodstock, New York, has developed a reputation as one of New York City’s most interesting and creative painters as well as a gifted and skilled printmaker.  Epstein is an artist who explores the meaning of life through his love and commitment to the landscape.  Experiencing earth, sky and sea in a profound way, he transcends the material world and creates a cosmic universe of order and beauty, which is reflected in his art. 


Throughout his early developmental years as an artist in New York City, a small group of radical artists was making history by expanding the boundaries of modern painting and changing the concepts of art.  They became known as Abstract Expressionists and created an environment of experimentation.  Epstein was fortunate in that his teachers were part of this movement, Hoffman, Rothko, Motherwell, Reinhardt and Bolotowsky.  From them he learned new concepts of color, gesture, formal balance and respect for the two-dimensional picture plane.  Ultimately, he transformed these early influences into his own language.

Epstein’s work reflects his reaction to nature which is both spiritual and sensual.

A noted painter, printmaker and educator, Yale Epstein’s career has spanned 45 years in the arts, and his highly detailed, contemporary works have been shown extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.  His work is also featured in dozens of significant corporate and public collections including the National Academy of Design, the Pew Charitable Trust, the Brooklyn Museum, the Library of Congress, Yale University and the Bibliotheque National in Paris.  Among other noteworthy institutions, Epstein has also taught at the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York.