Karen Laub-Novak: HIGHLIGHTS
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...
Celebrating the Life and Works of Karen Laub-Novak
“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
“Karen Laub-Novak’s Art Expressed her Conservative Politics” by Emily Miller on Politics Daily, October 21, 2009
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
“Addio Karen, maestra d’arte e di vita” by Massimo Fazzi, Liberale, August 14, 2009
“Celebrating Karen Novak: Eulogy by Jana Novak and Speech by Meghan Gurdon” on the National Review Online, August 18, 2009
“Cresco native, K. Laub-Novak, noted Iowa artist, dies at 71,” in her hometown paper, The Cresco-Times Plain Dealer, August 25, 2009
“Cresco artist gained fame in her own right” by Michael Morain, The Des Moines Register, August 30, 2009