Influential professor

A veteran of WW II, Michael Goldberg (born 1928) was sometimes referred to as a member of the so-called "second generation" of Abstract Expressionists. Goldberg began studying at the Art Students League of New York at age 14. In the 1950s he studied with Hans Hofmann, and discussed painting with de Kooning, Krasner, Pollock and several others of the NY School. Goldberg came into prominence in the late 1950s, just as Color field painting, Hard-edge painting and Pop Art emerged onto centerstage.