Beverly Brodsky, born in Brooklyn, New York, attended Brooklyn College (B.A. degree), where she studied with Ad Reinhardt and Burgoyne Diller. She is an internationally exhibited abstract painter and lives in New York City and teaches at the New School University.
Brodsky’s work embraces abstract elements in nature and non-linear realities such as tribal art forms, cave painting, as well as the mysteries of the imagination and dreamworld. “She has an avid interest in the earth, which is evident in the way she choreographs the beauty of these natural forms, with the materiality of paint.” (M13 Gallery Catalog, 1992). Brodsky’s passion is color. Within the layers of paint, she scumbles to create depth and emotion. Brodsky states that the canvas is a crucible for transformation. After seeing an exhibition of Beverly’s paintings in 1980, Elaine de Kooning wrote: I’m impressed with the intensity of the imagery...indications of a magnificent energy level.
Beverly has been awarded several fellowships and grants. These include The Connecticut Commission on The Arts(1979), The New York Foundation For The Arts Fellowship (2000), and The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant (2012). In 1977 she was awarded The Randolf Caldecott Medal for her book, “The Golem.” Her museum exhibitions include: The Jewish Museum (1988), The Whitney Museum of American Art (2000), The Mazza Museum, (Ongoing), and The Hebrew Union College Museum (2015). Arts In Embassies has recently included her paintings on long term loan exhibitions. Brodsky’s work is collected by several private dealers and corporations.