George Freudenstein was born in the United States. He began drawing and painting as a child but received no formal advanced training in the arts.
He graduated from college as an accountant and pursued a business career, first in the United States, and then in Israel, where he emigrated with his family. After a 30-year career as a financial executive, George finally returned to the arts. His current work, which is exhibited in the Paintings selection of this website, is in watercolor.
Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s narrative style as well as work by Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper, George’s work seeks to tell a story or capture a moment. George draws on a variety of subjects for his paintings. His more recent paintings involve capturing “local color,” rendering settings and people at a unique moment or in situations that seek to express the atmosphere of the local setting. Much of this work focuses on Israeli settings, generally in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, and also contains an evolving series of paintings of the Shuk Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem.
George has participated in multiple exhibitions over the past 7 years, including a solo exhibition at the Jerusalem Theater in April 2017. His work has been featured on the cover of Makor Rishon’s Arts and Literature Supplement 7 times since the beginning of 2016, as well as illustrative pieces alongside articles within the paper’s magazine inserts.
In March 2019, George was included in the internationally renowned Art Market Magazine’s Gold List.
Paintings and prints are available upon request. To learn more about prices and availability or to learn more about what George is doing, please feel free to be in touch via the CONTACT section of this website.