(1909 - 2001)
Jacob Kainen was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Connecticut. Jacob Kainen is known for printmaking, mod genre, various non objective.
Biography Jacob Kainen
The following obituary of the artist is from http://washingtonpost.com (March 19, 2001):
A Moving Life in Art
The art books of the future will have to be fairly thick before they get to Jacob Kainen, who may not have been this city's greatest painter. Still, Washington feels different, cast adrift, now that he is gone.
Kainen, in the studio, was subtle, serious, diligent and idiosyncratic, but art history is ruthless, and this may not be enough. Perhaps he knew too much.
The largeness of his mind may well have worked against him. His many ways of thinking made his pictures feel ambiguous, insufficiently clear-cut. His art was often muted by reconsiderations. His aesthetic innovations came a beat or two too late.
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