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David Lax paintings and drawings

 Collection
Identifier: RITArt-0040

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.

Dates

  • circa 1950-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Extent

107 Item(s) (83 Paintings, 24 Drawings)

Language

English

Overview

Collection of 83 paintings and 24 drawings by artist and teacher David Lax. Lax was chair of the art department at Dutchess Community College.

Arrangement

Collection consists of 107 paintings and drawings.

Physical Location

RIT Art Collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

David Lax donated over 100 of his paintings and drawings to the RIT Art Collection in 1983.

Bibliography

Dimensions

Artwork sizes vary: 13 x 16 to 32 x 28 inches

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.

Creator

Title
David Lax paintings and drawings
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
06 September 2011
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English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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