Great Painter: Jacob Kainen

Jacob Kainen is a wonderful abstract painter whose work was introduced to me via my parents. I really don’t much about him; he was an American who started out painting portraits and dabbled in social realism, before finding his love in the school of abstraction.  Yet his work would never lose its humanism or its concern for history: “However abstract the forms and colors seem, they should somehow give off an aura of human experience.”


About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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One Response to Great Painter: Jacob Kainen

  1. ann west says:

    Cate.. this work reminds me of TBW ! love your artist postings!

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