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Mortola Library Artwork

Jasha Green

Jasha Green is one of the artists who has artwork displaying in the library. There are eight pieces total, three of which are located on the first floor by the windows, as well as two more in the stairwell between floors one and two, and also two and three. The last three are on the third floor and down the hallway towards the writing center. Below, you will find some more info about the artist.


Jasha Green (American, 1923*-2006)


Jasha Green was a Boston-born painter and sculptor active mainly in the mid-to-late 1970s. He is particularly well known for a series of sculptures collectively entitled Floor Kite Series. Abstract kite-like geometric forms seem also to predominate in his paintings, drawings, and prints.

According to the website of Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey (where a Jasha Green sculpture entitled Peace was installed in 1979), the artist’s works are “held in private and public collections throughout the globe, including at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Galerie Vincy in Paris, the Gallerie Interarte in Milan and the Galerie Wentzel in Cologne, Germany.”**

Pace University owns more than a dozen apparently interrelated canvases signed by the artist. According to inscriptions on the backs of the stretchers, the artist personally donated at least some of these paintings to Pace during the 1980s.


Kim de Beaumont, Ph.D.

University Curator