AS Art Foundation



Exhibitions and events at the
Anita Shapolsky Foundation in Jim Thorpe, PA for the Summer 2014 Season

Saturday, May 24th - July 4th, 2014 - Joel Le Bow - "Visual Memories"

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 - Children's Art Classes - 9.00 - 11.00 am - (Four Saturday Sessions)

Saturday, July 12th - August 17th, 2014 - Jack Cesareo - "Paintings & Sculpture and fun things"

Saturday, August 23rd - September 2014 - "Paintings Large and Small"

For more information, please contact
Anita Shapolsky Gallery for details

Currently on display: "Visual Memoires" Abstract Expressionist painter, Joel Le Bow’s paintings: 1950-2013. Thru July 4th, 2014.



Joel LeBow’s art career began in New York in the 1950’s.  Although a student of Franz Kline, Joel’s images in no way resemble the work of Kline.  Instead, what he learned from Kline was to love paint itself, moving boldly with each brush stroke, giving it life and movement. Later in life, LeBow’s work retained it’s roots in abstract expressionism, but moved on to utilize the archetypal human figure as well as other forms derived from nature to express the human condition and its haunting memories.  His artwork varies from watercolor, to acrylic, oil and even mixed media.  LeBow’s earliest years as an abstract expressionist still holds a place in his current work which now hovers between the abstract and symbolic realism.  Suffering from allergies to paint, Joel has changed his medium in recent years to a water soluble oil, in order to continue his oil painting. 
“My mission over the past 60 years has been to make people remember and to feel.”

Joel LeBow’s works have been widely exhibited over the past sixty years and are represented in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the United States, Japan, Russia, China, Germany, Norway, and Ireland.  He has exhibited in over 40 solo shows, 44 juried exhibits, 25 selected invitational shows and over 50 gallery group showings.  He has called many cities home, including New York and Philadelphia.  For the past 24 years LeBow has painted and lived in Jim Thorpe, PA.  At the age of 81, Joel LeBow is Jim Thorpe’s most respected artist, part of the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation’s permanent collection, and has donated his work to the Mauch Chunk Opera House.






Joel Le Bow - Not Yet Awake,1956, 51" x 35"

Joel Le Bow - Thicket, 1958, 36" x 36"
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Joel Le Bow - Martyr, 62" x 46", 1963 Joel Le Bow - About Small Things, 36" x 36", 2010  
On display in July: Saturday, July 12th - August 17th, 2014 - Jack Cesareo - "Paintings & Sculpture and fun things"
Jack Cesareo's "monster" cupcake visiting Jim Thorpe in summer 2013.
The "monster" cupcake visiting Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation.
Contact the A.S. Art Foundation in Jim Thorpe at 570-325-5815 or at the New York office at 212-452-1094 Contact Rachel Akers, Assistant Gallery Director, for further information at or at 484-542-7000.