Jonah Kinigstein, The Belly Dancer


For me Art has always been Figurative. By this I mean, a point of departure that is recognizable in painting or sculpture proper. Without this the “ART” work reduces itself, at best, to an interesting texture of patches of color or shapes.
Artwork Info
Date December 2020
Dimensions 42 x 60 inches
Medium Oil on wood
Artist Info
Born Brooklyn, NY
Works Brooklyn, NY


Jonatha Kinigstein attended The Cooper Union and Grand Chaumiere, Paris. He received a Fulbright scholarship to study in Rome, and has also received awards from the Butler Art Institute; American Academy of Arts and Letters; Silvermine Guild; and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Kinigstein has had solo shows at Gallerie Bretau, Paris; Alan Gallery, Grippi Gallery, ACA Gallery, and Pindar Gallery, New York; Siembab Gallery, Boston; Rittenhouse Gallery, Philadelphia; among others. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art; Allentown Art Museum; Albright Art Gallery; Butler Art Institute; and more. He has taught at the Brooklyn Museum and National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts.