In Memoriam – Marlene Lewis Weinberger

Marlene Lewis Weinberger in front of her painting Jumping Jubilee at the 2002 Annual National Exhibition, NGJ (Photo: Mark Weinberger)

We deeply regret the passing of artist and graphic designer Marlene Lewis Weinberger on March 6, 2010. Marlene was born in Kingston and lived between Kingston, Jamaica and Newark, New Jersey. She was educated at the Wolmer’s School for Girls, Kingston; Jersey City University (MFA); the Montclair State University, New Jersey (BFA); and the School of Visual Arts, NYC.

Marlene worked as Advertising Art Director at Young and Rubicam, NYC, and Carter Gambrill Robinson Ltd, Kingston where she became the magazine’s first Creative Director and later, through her illustrations and photography, built the iconic look of Air Jamaica’s inflight magazine, SkyWritings, for which she designed the first layouts, cover design and masthead  in 1972. She was also the illustrator for Beenybud books, written by Linda Gambrill.

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