Born in New York City, Aimee trained at the Boston Museum School of Fine Art, later
studying at the Camden Institute , Sir John Cass School of Art and Morley College.
Aimee’s love of the human form and of dance are vividly expressed by her almost mystical
watercolours of figures picking apples, at sea in magical boats, or tangoing in thirties
costumes on a stage. The journalist Ian McKay wrote of Aimee Birnbaum: “Her images
emerge from a deep and sustained understanding of human spirit and expression through
movement”. Linda Talbot of the Hampstead and Highgate Express commented: “She reflects
the ancient's love of dancing, endowing her figures with the timelessness of myth.”
Recent prizes include the National Print Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, the Kew
Studio Prize 2001, The St. Cuthberts Mill Award, Royal Watercolour Society C21 Prize
2000, and the Ben Uri Printmaking Prize 1995. In 2007 Aimee was elected a member
of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.