Larry Groff blogs images and an essay by Richard Dean on the late painter Barnet Rubenstein (1923-2002).
Dean, a former student of Rubenstein, remembers that "Barney became a model for what a real artist should be. Real artists should work hard, should be open to ideas and experience, should ask questions and look for answers. Real artists didn’t take anything too seriously except for their work, which was absolutely serious and real artists didn't pay any attention to fashion or fame. Real artists looked at everything and knew the whole history of art and kept on learning, always. Art was slow and real artists took their time."