David Lax paintings and drawings
Scope and Contents
David Lax paintings and drawings consists of 107 pieces. 83 are paintings, mainly oil, and 24 are ink or pastel drawings. Several of his works can be seen in the Davis Room in the Student Alumni Union on the RIT campus.
- circa 1950-1970
- Lax, David (Person)
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This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
David Lax (1910-1990) donated over 100 of his paintings and drawings to RIT’s collection in 1983. Lax, a native of New York’s Hudson Valley, established and served as the chair of the art department at Dutchess Community College. During World War II, he worked for the U.S. Army as an illustrator. His vibrant paintings reflect his philosophical preoccupation with the human condition. Lax died in 1990.
107 Item(s) (83 Paintings, 24 Drawings)
Collection of 83 paintings and 24 drawings by artist and teacher David Lax. Lax was chair of the art department at Dutchess Community College.
Collection consists of 107 paintings and drawings.
RIT Art Collection
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David Lax donated over 100 of his paintings and drawings to the RIT Art Collection in 1983.
- David Lax at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology
Artwork sizes vary: 13 x 16 to 32 x 28 inches
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
- David Lax paintings and drawings
- RIT Art Collection
- Amy Vilz
- 06 September 2011
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