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George Thaddeus Saj

About the artist: 

George Thaddeus Saj is a New Jersey artist who lives and works in Montclair, where he practiced surgery for thirty-one years. His formal art education started at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and continued at Dartmouth College. However, having always planned to be a doctor like his father, he enrolled in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. After residency training and service as a staff surgeon at a U.S. Army hospital in Danang, Vietnam, he settled in New Jersey.  

His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Cleveland, Chicago, New York and New Jersey. The University of Southern Florida has a collection of his bull maks featured prominently on the campus, in celebration of their sports teams, the Bulls.

About the artwork:

Sage Tiger painted wood, 16 x 14 in. 2012

Beauty gives an instant advantage.

Speed ensures an early start.

Strength provides immediate power.

But, sagacity secures continuity.

"Over the years in clinical work, I've learned that hard work and enthusiasm can go a long way in treating patients. A pleasant bedside manner warms the doctor-patient relationship. And the opinion of an experienced consultant, one who had seen it all before, can often prevent a diagnostic or therapeutic disaster."

Visuals editor:

Justin Sanders