(1921 - 2013)
Charles F. Cajori was active/lived in Connecticut, New York, California. Charles Cajori is known for modernist figure, abstract expressionist painting.
The following text in memory of Charles Cajori was written by a
representative of the David Findlay Jr. Gallery. Cajori died December 1, 2013.
It is difficult to put into words our sadness over the passing of
artist Charles Cajori. Known simply as "Cajori" to friends, colleagues,
and students, the legacy he leaves behind is a testament to his nearly
seven decade career in the art world. Cajori
died on December 1. He was 92 years old.
As a founding member of the Tanager Gallery, Cajori was a major
force among the Second Generation Abstract Expressionists of the Tenth
Street scene. His early works were viewed favorably by noted art writers
of the day, such as Dore Ashton and Irving
As artist and teacher, Cajori championed the classical tenets of
painting such as space and form, movement and perspective. No
examination of his paintings could occur without reflecting on
Cézanne and for that matter, no conversation with Cajori
would be complete without a nod to his spiritual forebearer. In an art
world of constantly changing styles and schools, Cajori remained devoted
to the history of his discipline, valiantly
examining and re-examining his imagined world. Critic Ben LaRocco wrote
about a recent exhibition of Cajori's work, "Without the sense of
individual struggle with history and lineage that Cajori's art
exemplifies, painting has little to offer beyond decorative
In recent years Cajori was honored with the John Simon Guggenheim
Fellowship as well as two Childe Hassam Purchase Prizes from the
American Academy of Arts and Letters. His works are in the collections
of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum
of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum.
Cajori was more than just our artist. He was also our friend and teacher. His perspicacious spirit will be dearly missed.
Source of date of death information, //www.tributes.com/show/Charles-F.-Cajori-97355625