Julius Goldstein, who married Joan Aiken in 1976, was born on 17th March
and was a lifelong New Yorker, who lived out his days in a fifth floor walk-up in Greenwich Village, where he was able to indulge a love of movies and galleries and for many years taught art at Hunter College, CUNY. Julius had also fallen in love with England and loved to paint its landscapes. Living half the year in his favourite city, and half with Joan in Petworth, Sussex, at the foot of the South Downs, he was able to paint to his heart’s content in a garden studio looking out over hills and valleys.
A master of the colour green, he had the most perfect birth-date, and was charmingly flattered that his birth city put on a spectacular parade for him every year…
Here is a typical Goldstein Sussex study in his favourite colour
Happy Birthday, dear Julius
Find him on Joan’s picture timeline
on the Joan Aiken website