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Robert Jay Kaufman R.I.P.


Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 10.38.19 AMSadly, 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.

On a personal note, I will certainly miss his friendship and guidance. 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 alliance.org) Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

About Author

Matthew Nash is the founder of Big Red & Shiny. He is Associate Professor of Photography and New Media at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and was the 2011-12 Chair of the University Faculty Assembly. Nash is half of the artist collaborative Harvey Loves Harvey, who are currently represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston and have exhibited in numerous venues since 1992.

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