The Maine Jewish Museum, located at 267 Congress St. in Portland, is featuring the work of artist Henry Isaacs.

The exhibit, “Recent Paintings of Portland and Beyond,” is running through May 8.

“Southwest from Harpswell”

“Southwest from Harpswell” Images courtesy of Maine Jewish Museum

Isaacs recent work ranges from scenes near his new home in Portland to visits with friends and places around the world.

“Whether it’s people at play or work, or islands strewn across the reaches of Casco, Penobscot or Frenchman’s Bays, he uses all as elements to build his images,” according to a press release about the exhibit. “The subject is constructed from these individual parts and the tangible atmosphere that lies between.”

Isaacs attended Slade School of Fine Art in London, Rhode Island School of Design and the Putney School in Vermont. His teaching career includes stints teaching anatomical drawing at Dartmouth, drawing and painting at the Massachusetts College of Art, and drawing at several European colleges.

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