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As a painter, printmaker, curator, scholar, teacher and patron, Jacob Kainen (1909-2001) was for decades a beloved and highly respected figure in the art world. On this official website, we invite you to learn more about his life and his art, his influence and his legacy.

Clock Tower, 1947

Oil on Panel, 20″ x 16″

Anacharsis, 1971

Oil on Linen, 60″ x 50″

Broken Arc V, 1996-99

Oil on Panel, 80″ x 64″

“The most difficult problem for an artist, granted his technical competence, is to know how to be himself. The strong artist clings to his own identity regardless of the variety of pressures in our society.”

— Jacob Kainen