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Jacob Landau & Friends - An Artist's Influence; Exhibit at Dana Library

'Pray,' an artwork by Jack McGovern included in the exhibition.

Rutgers community members and the general public are invited to visit the exhibition, Jacob Landau & Friends - An Artist's Influence, now on view at the John Cotton Dana Library on the Rutgers-Newark campus. The exhibition is located in the Dana Room, on the fourth floor of the library, and will run from September 14th through October 30th. The exhibition is curated by Joanne Leone.

Jacob Landau (1917-2001), renowned artist, humanist, painter, visionary, teacher, and mentor, was a great artist and a great human being. In Jacob's spirit, eight well-known regional artists who studied with him or who otherwise came under his influence, contributed to this show. These are: Bonnie Berkowitz, Judith Botzan, Harry Bower, Irv Docktor, Joanne Leone, Jack McGovern, George Schorr, and Myron Wasserman. This work celebrates Jacob's influence.

Jacob Landau's work in this exhibition has been culled from the collections of Monmouth University and the Newark Public Library. Additionally, in 2007, the Jacob Landau Institute gifted the John Cotton Dana Library of the Rutgers University Libraries, on the Rutgers-Newark Campus, with ten prints. These prints grace the walls of the main floor, south wing of the Dana Library, and are also part of the exhibition.

An reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held Thursday October 1st, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, in the Dana Room of the library. To RSVP for the reception, please call Janet Maisonave at 973/353-5222 or send email to

Exhibition spaces are open during regular library hours. For more information, please call 973/353-5222 or go to the Dana Library Home Page

Posted Septmeber 22, 2009