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Dorfman, who was a graduate student
at Syracuse University when he met
the artist during a guest-lecture pro-
"He never really went to high school.
He went to Hebrew Tech when he was a
teenager and was going to be a drafts-
man. When he got interested in art, his
father threw him out.
"Milton became the elevator boy at
the American Artists School, and they
gave him a little place in the building so
that he could paint. He lived by selling
blood, modeling and doing odd jobs:"
Dorfman explains that Resnick did
some painting for the government,
served in the armed forces for five
years and resumed his life as a painter
after World War II.
"Milton was going to be very suc-
cessful at one point, but the pop art
revolution happened in. 1962 and
wiped serious painting off the map','
says Dorfman, whose book is based on
Resnick's talks as well as interviews and
debates with other artists and critics.
"He was in an artists' community
where everybody became familiar
with what the other people were doing,
and that's how they got their bearings.
People started looking at his work
because he was part of that milieu,
but he didn't have his first show until
Resnick, who increased the size
of the former synagogue entrance
because he liked to do enormous paint-
ings, also wrote poetry and read the
Russian classics, according to Dorfman.
The author explains that Resnick and
Passlof, who also is Jewish, remained
close even though they lived apart; they
never had children.
Although the late artist remained
connected to his Jewish background,
he discounted the notion of a Supreme
Being interested in individuals and
never painted with religious themes.
"Milton's approach to painting gave
rise to an art of sensibility and plastic- -
ity," Dorfman says. "It was increasingly
meditative in nature as he aged." —
"Milton Resnick: Back on
10th Street" will be on view
• Sept. 30-Nov. 25 at the David
Klein Gallery, 163 Townsend,
in Birmingham. Gallery hours
are 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-
Saturdays. An opening day
reception runs 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 30. (248) 433-
Milton Resnick: Storage, 1958, oil on canvas:
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September 28 2006