With paintings from the late 1940s in Provincetown to a canvas depicting dancing at dusk at the Western Wall, the artwork and life story of Murray Horowitz is on display at the Weston Public Library. The exhibit is outside the Community Room of the library and will run through May 31.
Mr. Horowitz was the son of an immigrant grocer who became a Morse code radio operator in World War II and then a journalist and TV public relations executive. He was born in 1919 in New York City and died at nearly 93 in October 2012 in Connecticut.
His daughter, Rose Horowitz, a writer and painter who lives with her family in Weston, organized the exhibit.
The exhibit also includes photos of Mr. Horowitz’s days as a radio operator in Alaska, where he served in the Aleutian Islands as part of the Army Airways Communications System (AACS).
Mr. Horowitz seemed to embody the success story of an immigrant son, getting a college degree at City College under the GI Bill. He became a reporter covering entertainment and television for Variety. He also had a successful career in public relations, in charge of publicity and promotion for such shows as The Merv Griffin Show, That Girl, and The Muppet Show.
After he retired, Mr. Horowitz returned to school, taking classes at Queens College (CUNY) in history, music and art. He also helped found a nonprofit group to fund a chamber music class and music scholarship at the college.
His artwork includes a collage entitled “Ages of Man,” which won an award from the anthropology department at Queens College, and a painting of him holding aloft his newborn grandson.
His exuberance in life is portrayed in the color and movement of his artwork.
Rose Horowitz will be at the library on Wednesday, May 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to answer questions for those interested in the exhibit. Some light refreshments will be served.
Ms. Horowitz is among the artists whose work is on display as part of the 18 artists exhibiting for the WestonArts show in the Community Room through May 31.
For more information, contact Ms. Horowitz at [email protected]