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"Dr. Gaertner was a man whose warm generosity of spirit takes us back to a time when such gentle wisdom and cultivated taste were a cherished value, not so in our computerized age. I have never had a more beloved teacher and 'shall not look upon his like again'."  Kenneth Wapnick


"Years ahead of his time, Gaertner was a great influence on my life as he taught me much about humanity as well as culture. Studying Latin under him for three years, I enjoyed every moment of his teaching." Jeff Ruthizer, specializing in the field of Labor Law.

Yale University art historian, Jules Prown, who was greatly inspired by his work, described Gaertner as "an inspirational, but idiosyncratic undergraduate teacher."


"Johannes Gaertner draws in a vibrant and playful style of art that is both childlike and carefree, but in his masterful, whimsical way, he demonstrates a wickedly wise observation of human nature, adding an occasional ounce of ouch!"  Tahawus Cultural Center, Au Sable Forks, NY

“…one of a dying breed:  the European émigré humanist in whom vocation and avocation, learning for a living and living for learning ran in perfect parallel harmony.”  Susanna Gaertner

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