We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Levine Memorial Chapel
Alvin S. Goldfarb passed away Monday August 1, 2022. He is survived by his son Aaron Isaac Goldfarb, his wife, Amy B. Goldfarb and many cousins and friends. Al was born May 9, 1951 and is predeceased by his mother, Phyllis (nee Hoosak) Goldfarb, his father, Leon Goldfarb and his brother, Mark Goldfarb. He will be missed.
Al Goldfarb was a lifelong, committed fine artist. He graduated Jamaica High School, class of 1968, where he studied Hebrew as a second language. He studied, then taught, at many of the premier art salons and schools in New York City, including School of Visual Arts, Art Students League, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture and Skidmore College. He also studied privately in Paris with George Spaventa and spent several months apprenticed in stone work in Aberdeen Scotland.
Al worked in a huge range of media, including: sculpture, oil painting, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal and graphic arts. He exhibited his work widely in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. He had both solo and group shows in his long career and taught classes and private lessons for over 50 years,
Among his honors were the Brooklyn Museum Invitational Competition, Hallmark Award and NYU Life Drawing Scholarship. Al was proficient in ASL and Hebrew and a prolific writer along with his large body of visual arts work. He was a patient teacher and mentor for many.
Al was affiliated with the Manchester Chabad Congregation and the family is very grateful for the kindness and service offered by Rabbi Menachem Andrusier, his wife Faygie and their family.
In the end he saw his greatest accomplishment as being a good father to his beloved son Aaron.
A graveside service for Al will be held on Thursday August 4th at 10:00a.m. at the Independent Benevolent Cemetery, 260 Fuller Road in Albany, NY.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the GoFundMe Aaron Goldfarb has initiated to preserve his father’s art or to Saratoga/Washington County Hospice or Manchester Chabad or Gould Farm.