Edwin Havas, AWS, was a prolific painter and passionate art teacher.
For over 36 years , Ed shared his love of art with the students of Seton Hall Prep and Seton Hall University in New Jersey,
as well as the Montclair Art Museum. He also led painting workshops throughout the US and Europe.
A signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Ed was also a member and past president of the
New Jersey Watercolor Society.
Awarded the Grand Prix for Aquarelle in an international juried exhibition in Monaco, Mr. Havas received the Silver Medal
and Best in Show Awards from the New Jersey Watercolor Society.
Ed’s work hangs in numerous corporate, public and private collections, including the permanent collections of the Montclair Art Museum and the NJ Historical Society. His work also hangs in the Zhenjiang Museum in Hangchow, China.
Ed was born on December 6, 1929, and raised in Livingston NJ to Anna and Joseph Havas. He has a sister Joanne, and a brother Paul Havas (also a prolific painter who pre-deceased Ed).
In 1947 Ed proudly served in the US Air Force (then called the United States Army Air Corps), and was stationed in Japan. Following his military service, Ed attended the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts.
In 1956, Ed married Judy Moyles. They raised 5 children together in Morris County NJ and were married for 62 years.
Ed loved participating in the lives of his 12 grandchildren as well as 3 great granddaughters.
Ed died peacefully at home on February 3, 2019 surrounded by his family..