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June Obituaries in the Arts

posted by Christopher Howard — Jun 22, 2009

CAA recognizes the personal and professional achievements of the following artists, art historians, critics, curators, and collectors in the visual arts:

  • Gilbert Alfred Bouchard, a Canadian art critic who wrote for the Edmonton Journal for nearly twenty-five years, has died. He was 47
  • Robert Colescott, an American painter who represented the United States at the Venice Biennial in 1997, died on June 4, 2009, in Tucson, Arizona. He was 83
  • Louise Deutschman, a curator and director of Waddell Gallery, Alex Rosenberg Gallery, and Sidney Janis Gallery, died on May 10, 2009, at the age of 92
  • Ellen D’Oench, a curator for the Davison Art Center and adjunct professor of art at Wesleyan University, died on May 22, 2009, at age 78
  • Johnny Donnels, a New Orleans–based photographer, died on March 19, 2009. He was 84
  • Arthur Erickson, a modernist Canadian architect who designed many buildings in Vancouver, died on May 20, 2009, at age 84
  • Patrick Farrow, a sculptor and gallery owner who was Mia Farrow’s brother, died on June 15, 2009, in Castleton, NH. He was 66
  • Ib Geertsen, a Danish abstract painter who was associated with the Konkrete movement, died on June 3, 2009, at age 90
  • Frederick Hammersley, a painter who was one of the four Los Angeles–based Abstract Classicists, died on May 31, 2009. He was 90
  • William Hemmerling, a Southern folk artist based in Louisiana, died on June 15, 2009, at the age of 66
  • Mary Henry, a geometric abstract painter based in the Pacific Northwest, died on May 20, 2009. She was 96
  • David Ireland, a sculptor and conceptual artist based in San Francisco, died on May 17, 2009. He was 78
  • Pirkle Jones, a California photographer who focused on social activism, died on March 15, 2009, at the age of 95
  • Mildred Schiff Lee, an art collector and philanthropist who lived in Palm Beach, FL, died on May 7, 2009. She was 89
  • Sam Maloof, a modernist furniture designer and woodworker based in southern California, died on May 21, 2009, at age 93
  • Frank Herbert Mason, a painter and longtime instructor at the Art Students League in New York, died on June 16, 2009. He was 87 or 88
  • Margaret Mellis, an influential figure in modern British art, died on March 17, 2009, at age 95
  • John Michelini, a landscape painter from New Hampshire, died in mid-May 2009, at the age of 43
  • Philip Stein, a muralist whose work appears at the Village Vanguard in New York, died on April 27, 2009. He was 90

Read all past obituaries in the arts on the CAA website.

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