Larry Greenberg is a figurative, expressionist painter working exclusively in oil. Much of Greenberg's current body of work is dependent on being semi-abstract while depicting expressionless, ghost-like faces and heads. Working with a limited color palette, that consists primarily of earth tones, Greenberg is able to create a sense of silence, apathy, and foreboding within his compositions, leaving an emotional impact on the viewer.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Greenberg became intrigued by art as a student while attending City College, where he was studying math and science. He had previously seen a picture of Picasso’s, Guernica, in a school textbook; it was when he was wandering the rooms of the Museum of Modern Art and viewed Picasso's masterpiece in person that he made the decision to fully immerse himself in studying art and creating work. He enrolled in Brooklyn College and was mentored by Harry Holtzman, who Greenberg credits for teaching him to see, to learn, and to grow as an artist.