Michael Goldberg was born in Bronx, New York in 1924, and went on to study at the Art Students League of New York. Goldberg was a veteran of World War II. Goldberg was appreciated for his classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York where he taught for many years. Michael Goldberg was an American artist best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings and involvement with the New York School which is also associated with Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning. Goldberg also studied with Hans Hofmann and was a member of the Club. Goldberg’s signature works are hallmarked by their expressive brushwork and free association abstraction, combining Western European painting traditions with Eastern philosophies and the cultural reservoir of post-war New York. His works can be found in the Baltimore Museum of Art, MoMA, Hirshhorn Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, and many other important collections.