New York artist, Michael Goldberg (1924-2007), attended the Art Students League and the City College of New York, along with studying under renowned artists from 1941-1951. When he was seventeen, he took a hiatus from art and pursued a short military career during World War II. Soon after, he began studying with artist Hans Hoffman, delving into abstract expressionism and rejecting both social realism and geometric abstraction in a manner that would ultimately define his style.
Goldberg established himself as the youngest member of the Eighth Street Club among other popular New York artists who would generate discourse and share materials, creating a physical artistic experience for Goldberg. His artistic peers at The Club inspired him to take further steps in his art, leading critics to describe him as a "lyrical and nostalgic image of the painter and poet."
Goldberg's work is permanently installed in the Joslyn Art Museum in Nebraska. His work can also be found at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Peyton Wright Gallery, Taylor/Graham Gallery, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, and others.