Neither was it accidental that the Chief Rabbi of Israel, known to be an art connoisseur, preferred Mr Gold to all other painters when he was looking for an artist to paint his portrait. His choice proved right.
In my opinion, Mr Gold's art is true, honest and profound. To reveal the very inner core of a person is the most difficult and important task for a painter, and Mr Gold solves this task in a way befitting a grand master. Only a true psychologist in portraiture can find and capture the traits which are directly connected with the essence of his subjects, and to gloze over the accidental.
Another peculiar feature of Mr Gold's portraits lies in his showing a special significance of every individual life and, in so many cases, its tragic nature. When you look at this person's face, you are looking at his or her life, the artist seems to be telling us. He presents a person's life by showing the face, and does it brilliantly.
When I look at a portrait painted by Mr Gold's, I immediately recognize the person, I can see the essence and significance of this person's life, and such art wins me over and gives me aesthetic pleasure.
As far as I am concerned to be able to do it is to have a great talent.