Mazel Linowitz *
Mazel Linowitz (1924-2018) was a fine artist (B.S. in Fine Art, Towson University) who lived in Roosevelt from 1950 to 1961. She worked in oils, watercolors, charcoal, woodblock printing, lithographs and etchings, as well as wood and stone sculpting. She was also, for a time, a potter, weaver, basket weaver, and even crafted silver jewelry. Mazel leaves behind a prolific volume of work, often focusing on rural landscapes, a reflection of her upbringing on a New Jersey farm in the 1920s and 30s. In addition to landscapes and trees, insects and animals were frequent subjects, as were the occasional human figures. Art was, for Mazel, the focal point of her life, from childhood on, and the lens through which she viewed the world around her.