The Art Newspaper: Gabriella Angeleti

Simon Dinnerstein’s rarely seen masterwork is the centrepiece of a travelling show.

A rarely seen realist masterpiece, The Fullbright Triptych by Simon Dinnerstein, has emerged from storage for a travelling show that surveys five decades of the American artist’s career. The nearly 14ft wide oil painting and some lesser-known paintings and drawings by the artist are now on view at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno (until 6 January 2019), which organised the exhibition with the Museum of Art and Archaeology of the University of Missouri.

Dinnerstein worked on the triptych nearly every day between 1971 and 1974, beginning the painting while on a Fullbright scholarship in Germany and completing it in his Brooklyn studio. The work shows the artist, his wife Renée holding their infant daughter, and various postcards by artists like Vermeer, Degas, Donatello and others, as well as a glimpse out the window of the German neighbourhood where the family resided. Describing the work, Dinnerstein says: “If I could recall my life on a super smart day, when everything was clear, sharp and in touch with the spirits, then the Triptych was this type of day times a thousand.” …Read More

Pictured: Simon Dinnerstein, The Fulbright Triptych (1971‐74) | Palmer Museum of Art