Havas, Professor of Art Emeritus at Seton Hall University.
Mr. Havas taught for thirty-six years at Seton Hall
University and Seton Hall Preparatory School.
member of the American Watercolor Society, Mr. Havas is also
a member a member and past president of the New Jersey
Watercolor Society, the Essex Watercolor Club and other
regional art organization.
paintings have received over one hundred awards, including
the Grand Prix for Aquarelle in international competition in
Monaco, and the New Jersey Watercolor Society's Silver Medal
and Best in Show Awards.
art award given each year to the graduating senior at Seton
Hall Preparatory School is named the Edwin Havas Award for
Excellence in Art. In 1992 Havas was named a Paul Harris
Fellow by Rotary International for his artistic
contributions on behalf of Rotary's International
Scholarship Fund. He was presented with Seton Hall
University's distinguished service award, the McQuaid Medal,
in May of 1996.
Havas' paintings are represented in numerous public,
corporate and private collections including the Montclair
Art Museum and the New Jersey Society Historical Society
permanent collections. He painted the Bicentennial Murals
for the Livingston, New Jersey Municipal Building. Official
oil portraits include Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of the
Archdiocese of Newark, Mayor Sharpe James of Newark, four
past presidents of Seton Hall University, as well as other
corporate and public figures
Havas has had six one man exhibitions at Seton Hall
University, the most recent a major exhibit of paintings of
the Delaware Region of Northern New Jersey and Pennsylvania,
titled the "Skylands", in 1996. Additional one man
exhibitions were held at the John F. Kennedy Memorial
Library in Boston, the American Irish Historical Society in
New York City, the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania,
Sussex County Community College in Newton, New Jersey, and
numerous galleries. He has also been represented in many
group exhibitions in the United States, including "More
Than Meets the Eye: A Century of Realism in New Jersey, 1900
- 1994" at the Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey.
painting workshops have been conducted by Ed Havas in Italy,
Ireland, Bermuda, North Carolina, New Mexico, Maine,
Pennsylvania, New York State and throughout New Jersey.