International Journal of Jewish Art Spotlights Trinity Professor’s Work

Ars Judaica Covers Scope of Robert Kirschbaum’s Work From 1970s Through Today, Features His Painting on Cover of Annual Publication


















The cover of the 2015 publication of Ars Judaica features Robert Kirschbaum’s painting, Kidron
Valley #3
(detail), 1990. Oil on wood, 80" x 30."
Hartford, CT, April 13, 2015 – An article on the work of Trinity College Professor of Fine Arts Robert Kirschbaum is featured in an important international journal, Ars Judaica: The Bar Ilan Journal of Jewish Art. The article, by art historian Matthew Baigell, covers the scope of Kirschbaum’s work from the 1970s through today. Editors of Arts Judaica also honored Kirschbaum by requesting to use one of his paintings as a cover image for the annual publication. Click here to read the full Ars Judaica article, posted online by Jewish Art Salon.

Kirschbaum, a Trinity faculty member since 1990, also has a solo art exhibit, The 42-Letter Name, at the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York. That exhibit, which the gallery has extended to run through April 26, was reviewed by the Democrat and Chronicle

Kirschbaum received his M.F.A. degree from Yale University in 1974, and undergraduate degrees from the University of Rochester and the Boston Museum School.  The recipient of numerous grants and awards, including three Fulbright awards and an Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he has exhibited and lectured throughout the United States and abroad.  His artwork is in permanent collections, including the New Britain Museum of American Art, William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut, Yale University Art Gallery, the U.S. State Department, and the Pennell Print Collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. 

A panoramic view of Kirschbaum’s exhibit, The 42-Letter Name, at the University of Rochester’s
Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York, through April 26, 2015.