Silvermine is pleased to present an incredible array of Jak Kovatch etchings, drawings, painting and mixed media for sale that has been donated by the Estate of Jak Kovatch. This artwork is specially priced, most are framed and ready to hang. You do not have to wait until the show is over to take it home with you and all proceeds benefit our scholarship fund. Sizes include frame in most cases. All sales are final.
Student gallery hours- Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Our Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in grades K-12 who wish to participate in visual arts classes and workshops, giving young artists an opportunity to find and further their creative talents.
This program is only made possible by gifts, donations and proceeds from special events such as this.
Silvermine’s School of Art is the preeminent visual learning destination for visual arts in Fairfield County, CT. Students and professionals alike work on projects, share ideas, explore new areas and grow in their understanding and immersion in the arts.
Share the Mission. In lieu of purchasing artwork you may make a contribution to the Scholarship Fund.
January 17, 1929 – July 4, 2019
For over 20 years, Jak Kovatch was an art instructor at the Silvermine School of Art teaching drawing and anatomy. He was an accomplished artist and educator who devoted his life to his loves of art, anatomy, and teaching.
Jak studied art at UCLA, Chouinard Art Institute, California School of Art (Los Angeles), Los Angeles City College, University of Southern California and the Art Students League (New York).
He began his art career as a student assistant at Lynton Kistler Studio, Los Angeles from 1952-1953 where he developed a passion for lithography, which he pursued his entire life. In 1953, he painted Mickey Mouse in Fantasia in the staff animation department at Walt Disney in Burbank, Ca.
Jak was a Fellow of the Mellon Foundation, as a visiting faculty at Yale University from 1979-80 with Gabor Peterdi as his acting host in drawing and printmaking. He continued into the summer of 1981. Then in 1982-83, he once again returned to Yale University as a Mellon Special Fellow.