Monday, January 11, 2010

Robert Jay Kaufman R.I.P

Sadly, I must write that artist Robert Kaufman passed on January 8, 2010 of cancer. Robert was an artist, mentor and academic who was greatly respected by all who knew him. For many years he was the Chair of Illustration at the Art Institute of Boston. He authored the intriguing Blockology: An Offbeat Walking Guide to Lower Manhattan, and is survived by his wife and family.

Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Susan, and all of those who knew Robert as an artist, professor and friend.

His guidance during my time at AIB helped strengthen my love for the art of illustration. He had so much knowledge into this field and for that - I thank you Robert. I'm sure many of his students and colleagues feel the same. Robert will be greatly missed.

KAUFMAN, Robert Jay Age 58 of Brookline on Friday, January 8, 2010. For 20 years the beloved husband of Susan R. Scott. Loving father of Emili. Devoted son of Felix Kaufman of New York City and the late Eleanor (Roth). Fond brother of Kenneth & Barbara Kaufman of Keniworth, IL. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Shirley Henly, sisters-in-law, Linda Scott (Jim), Kathleen Dorran (Bill), brother-in-law Brantley Scott and six nieces and nephews. Services at Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard Street, BROOKLINE, on Friday, January 15 at 3:00PM. Burial is private. Following the service, family and friends are invited to the Marriott Courtyard, 40 Webster St., Brookline. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Melanoma Research Alliance, 1101 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20005, (www.melanomaresearch Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

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