Jo Anna Isaak, professor of art, gave a tribute to the well-known artist and political activist Leon Golub at the meeting of the College Art Association in Atlanta, Ga. A work by Leon Golub, who died this summer at the age of 82, is currently on display in the Houghton House gallery.
Golub was America's foremost political painter. His political and artistic activities are tightly linked and stretched across four decades–from protesting against the Vietnam War and censorship to involvement with the Art Workers' Coalition, Artists' Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, and Amnesty International. While Golub may not have agreed with a good deal of American foreign policy, he was always deeply appreciative of the fact that he had the freedom to protest, said Isaak.