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Howard Goldstein

Howard Goldstein of Ewing died Aug. 12, 2013. He was born in the Bronx.

Mr. Goldstein taught in East Meadow, New York, and in 1960 came to Trenton to join the art department faculty at the College of New Jersey. He taught there until 1994, serving as chairman of the art department from 1980 to 1994.

He had many one-person shows in New Jersey and New York. He had a retrospective exhibition in the Trenton City Museum in 1989 and one at Rider College in 2009. His group showings included Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Ball State University; New Jersey State Museum; The Butler Institute of American Art; Rundstern Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark; Columbia University; Schering-Plough Corp. Gallery; and Western Electric Corp.

Among his many awards were the first prize for painting in the Emily Lowe Foundation Competition; honorable mention for painting, New York City Center Gallery; New Jersey Tercentenary Award; Videorecord Corporation of America Award; and the Governor of New Jersey Purchase Award-Art from New Jersey.

He was a member from its inception of the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission. He also joined the acting group, Shakespeare 70, in 1984, and appeared in a variety of roles.

He earned a teaching degree at Buffalo State College and a degree in fine arts at the Albright Art School. Later he earned his master’s degree from New York University and his doctorate from Columbia University.

He served in the army in the Alaska Defense Command, where he helped to form an art group and had his first one-man show in Anchorage.

Under Gov. Richard Hughes, Howard led the commission to study the arts in New Jersey that led to the formation of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The Alumni Association of Buffalo State recently honored him with the Senior Service Award.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn; his daughter, Marcia (Trey) Kraus; his son, Brian (Nicolette); and two grandchildren.

Services were held Aug. 15 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing.

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