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artist , educator

Joel Janowitz, American Artist, educator. Recipient Blanche E. Colman award; fellow University of California Santa Barbara Regents, 1967, Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation, 1975, Massachusetts Artists Foundation, 1979, National Endowment for Arts, 1976, 82, New York Foundation for Arts, 1988.


Janowitz, Joel was born on November 29, 1945 in Newark. Son of Benjamin and Rose Lee (Goodman) Janowitz.


Bachelor, Brandeis University, 1967. Master of Fine Arts, University California, Santa Barbara, 1969.


Teaching assistant University California, Santa Barbara, 1968-1969. Assistant professor Brown University, Providence, 1973-1975. Visiting artist School Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1985, visiting faculty, since 1994.

Instructor Harvard University, summers 1980, 81, 94, 95, 96. Instructor The Cooper Union, New York City, 1990, other teaching positions.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in one-person shows at Harcus Krakow Gallery, Boston, 1974, 77, 79, 81, School Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1979, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, 1984, 87, 88, Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York City, 1983, 86, 88, 92, Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis, 1992, 93, 95, others. Group shows include Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1986, National Academy of Design, 1987, DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1989, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York City, 1993. Represented in Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Whitney Museum American Art, Museum Fine Arts, Boston, Brooklyn Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts, Brown University, Providence, Minneapolis Institute Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, New York Public Library.


Married Sarah Wainwright, Oct.26, 1986. 1 child, Sophia.

Benjamin Janowitz

Rose Lee (Goodman) Janowitz

Sarah Wainwright

Sophia Janowitz