About The Artist


Edwin Havas , AWS

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..

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