Jacob KainenMelissa Smith
I was not familiar with Jacob Kainen until I saw his obituary in the May 2001 Art in America. The name of one of his artist friends...George McNeil...is what got me interested. I studied with George McNeil in 1990 and he was very influential in my own work. What has struck me about Jacob Kainen is his diligent work ethic/devotion and continuous work throughout his life, a long one. I value the older artist and wish I could gain from them any morsal of thought/advice. May he rest in peace.