Charles Cajori: Intimist Glow, Expansive Gestures

Charles Cajori, The Game, 1990-2000, oil on linen, 60 x 78 inches (courtesy of D
Charles Cajori, The Game, 1990-2000, oil on linen, 60 x 78 inches (courtesy of David Findlay, Jr. Fine Art)

John Goodrich and Stephen Ellis remember painter Charles Cajori, who passed away December 1, 2013.

Goodrich writes that Cajori "personified a kind of painter that has become increasingly rare, one who was not only highly accomplished and acclaimed as an artist, but extraordinarily generous and accessible as well. His enthusiasm for painting was contagious, and seemingly limitless; he valued his time in the studio, and discussions about art, far more than the machinations of the art scene. Painting was the immediate and consuming passion of his life, one he hoped to share. At this he succeeded, as he leaves behind a remarkable body of work and numerous peers and students inspired by his way of seeing."