about jeffrey ahn, jr.

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Born May 7, 1995 in New York City. Died June 23, 2012 in Amagansett, NY.

 

At the time of his passing, Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. was a rising senior at the Trinity School, where he was an enthusiastic painter, scientist, actor, two-time Student Senator, wrestling team manager, and president-elect of the Storytellers Club. Compassionate, loyal, fun-loving, and witty, he left behind many friends from all years at Trinity, a school he loved passionately and whose colors he wore proudly. Until eighth grade Jeffrey attended St. David’s School, where he was noted for his artistic talents and his commitment to service.

 

In 2014, his parents and sister founded The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship to celebrate his exceptional creativity and independence.

 

Additionally, they also endowed a research fellowship in his name at Columbia University, where he interned during high school, and established an annual workshop for Trinity School seniors to learn basic life support skills, thus honoring his abundant community spirit and interest in helping others.

 

Browse the galleries on this page to view photos of Jeffrey and his favorite people, places, and things, plus a few of his artworks and sketches.

 

Painting inspired by Virgil's Aeneid

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Painting inspired by The Great Gatsby

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His last finished drawing

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An early drawing that was published in the St. David's Canticle

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Quick sketch in a comic book style

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Quick sketch of a type of stone statue typically found on Jaeju Island, Korea

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Swamp chair
Swamp chair

Quick morning sketch of a chair in the Swamp, a gathering place for students at Trinity School

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Self-designed poster for a student government campaign

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Jeffrey's entry in the "What I'll Miss Most" page of the St. David's yearbook

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Jeffrey's yearbook page when graduating from St. David's School

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At a birthday party

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In the studio from a young age

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At the Natural History Museum in New York

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In the Sedona Desert on a family holiday

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With classmates at St. David's

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With classmates at St. David's

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With his mom, Priscilla, age 13

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Jeffrey with best friend Jack Walla in Rome on a St. David's art history field trip

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Having fun with friends in Rome on a St. David's art history field trip

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Sketching during a St. David's School field trip to Italy

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With his sister, Presca, in Amagansett

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The bulletin board in Jeffrey's room, as he left it

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With a cheesecake he baked as a surprise for his labmates at Columbia, where he was a summer research intern

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Cradling the family beagle, to whom Jeffrey gave the name "Perseus," after the mythical Greek hero

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With his sister, Presca, in Hawaii

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In Katherine Hepburn Park, age 16

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With his sister, Presca, in Seoul, Korea

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Self-painted as a Trinity Tiger for Homecoming

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In Amagansett, age 16

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