Karen Laub-Novak: HIGHLIGHTS
Karen Laub-Novak’s art is passionate and fierce. It is about strength and life; about struggles and striving.

It is words that inspired her; words that she tries to flesh out (literally and figuratively) through her artwork. Yet it is important to realize that it works the other way too: her images are meant to turn our eyes inward, to spirit, to soul, to striving, to living.

In the hopes of providing a clearer understanding of her and her art, as well as inspiration to everyone to strive and live, here is a selection of highlights from her life and her art...
 

On the art of Karen Laub-Novak

Celebrating the Life and Works of Karen Laub-Novak
A showing of a selection of her art work at the John Paul II Cultural Center on Catholic University’s campus in Washington, DC
September 13, 2009 – November 15, 2009

"The Art of Karen Laub-Novak" by Deirdre M. Lawler, First Things' website, November 11, 2009
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Karen Novak: 1937-2009” by Mary Eberstadt in the November 2009 First Things
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Late Catholic artist's work tells biblical history with brush strokes” by the Catholic News Service/Chaz Muth, appearing on The Catholic Spirit, October 26, 2009
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Karen Laub-Novak’s Art Expressed her Conservative Politics” by Emily Miller on Politics Daily, October 21, 2009
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A fascinating article from 1971 in the Evening Independent, “This Artist Paints Figures in Tension” by Jeanette Crane, November 4, 1971
 

On the death of Karen Laub-Novak — August 12, 2009

Artist’s Work Reflected her Quest for Meaning” by Joe Holley, The Washington Post, August 14, 2009
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“Addio Karen, maestra d’arte e di vita” by Massimo Fazzi, Liberale, August 14, 2009
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Artist Death” by Amanda Carpenter, “Hot Button” in The Washington Times, August 17, 2009
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Celebrating Karen Novak: Eulogy by Jana Novak and Speech by Meghan Gurdon” on the National Review Online, August 18, 2009
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Cresco native, K. Laub-Novak, noted Iowa artist, dies at 71,” in her hometown paper, The Cresco-Times Plain Dealer, August 25, 2009
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“Cresco artist gained fame in her own right” by Michael Morain, The Des Moines Register, August 30, 2009
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Michael and Karen: A Love Story” by Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing, September 2, 2009
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