I dedicate this website to my father, Sam Greenberg. I had my father for the first twelve years of my life until he passed away. He was a great dad who recognized my artistic abilities and love for drawing while I was still quite young. My first artwork consisted of drawings that I created with charcoal sticks on a large newsprint drawing pad that he brought home for me, from his job at a newspaper when we lived in Columbus, GA. I remember drawing bridges and stick figures. In 1958, at only seven years of age, my father sent me to the Columbus School of Art. I wouldn’t realize until I was older how visionary that was on his part. By then, I had been drawing for quite a few years and while at the art school, I did a lot of pastel drawings. Some of those drawings are included on this web site on the Bio and Early Artwork page.
When it came to my artwork — in particular what I drew and how I drew it — with his love and encouragement, I could do no wrong. He didn’t try to steer me in any particular direction and especially did not try to “correct” me — he let my natural talent progress without interruption. Very few people that I have met in life have had the luxury of that kind of support. It was priceless and I will forever be grateful for the unwavering support he gave me.
Rest in Peace ~ Sam Greenberg
1912 – 1962
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