KSU Art Professor Creates and Inspires

BY MARCIA CALLER JAFFE MARCH 24, 2016 Kennesaw State University’s Daniel Sachs is a…

Georgia (Mar 25, 2016)


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Kennesaw State University’s Daniel Sachs is a treasure-trove of Judaic art imagery and its relationship to Jewish, Arabian and Victorian art. Sachs completed his doctorate in art history at Case Western Reserve, specializing in 19th century American Romantic landscape painting.

His artwork includes elaborate ketubot (wedding contracts), self-portraits and stunning scenes of Jerusalem.

A former New Yorker and a member of Chabad of Cobb, he came to Atlanta from a five-year teaching position at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah. It’s easy to see why his courses are so popular with students as he makes art come to life with his wisps of wild white hair flowing amid his tales of ancient times with a slice of Jewish tradition on the side…

Daniel Sachs has experimented with digital photography in black-mirror portraits to reproduce the dramatic lighting effects of Caravaggio. This portrait is the artist with his 85-year-old mother, Yetty Sachs, a Holocaust survivor.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu