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Summer Obituaries in the Arts

posted by Christopher Howard


CAA recognizes the lives and achievements of the following artists, art historians, curators, photographers, architects, and other professionals and important figures in the visual arts.

  • H. T. Cadbury-Brown, a British modernist architect, died on July 9, 2009. He was 96
  • James Conlon, director of the Visual Media Center at Columbia University, died on July 17, 2009, at the age of 37
  • Merce Cunningham, an avant-garde choreographer and dancer, died on July 26, 2009. He was 90
  • Michael Dailey, a painter and teacher based in Seattle, died on August 9, 2009, at the age of 71
  • Julian Dashper, a New Zealand artist, died on July 30, 2009. He was 49
  • Heinz Edelmann, an illustrator and professor who worked on the film Yellow Submarine, died on July 21, 2009, at the age of 75
  • Kenneth Garlick, a scholar and keeper of Western art at the Ashmolean Museum, died on July 22, 2009, at age 92
  • Charles Gwathmey, an American modernist architect, died on August 3, 2009, at the age of 71
  • Earl Haig, a British soldier and painter, died on July 9, 2009. He was 91
  • Otto Heino, a Californian potter and educator, died on July 16, 2009, at the age of 94
  • Francisco Hidalgo, a Spanish-born French cartoonist and photographer, died on July 25, 2009. He was 80
  • Ingeborg Hunzinger, a German sculptor, died on July 19, 2009. She was 94
  • Marcey Jacobson, a self-taught photographer who worked in Mexico, died on July 26, 2009, at age 97
  • Bill Jay, a photographer, writer, and former editor of Creative Camera, died on May 10, 2009, at age 68
  • Amos Kenan, an Israeli writer and artist, died on August 4, 2009, at the age of 82
  • Tamara Krikorian, a video artist and public-art curator in Wales, died on July 11, 2009. She was 65
  • John Lidzey, an English artist and teacher who was known for his watercolors, died on April 5, 2009, at age 74
  • Michael Martin, a New York graffiti artist known as Iz the Wiz, died on June 17, 2009. He was 50
  • Cecile McCann, a Californian artist and publisher of Artweek magazine, died on July 2, 2009. She was 91
  • Tyeb Mehta, a major painter in postcolonial modern art in India, died on July 1, 2009, at the age of 84
  • Leo Mol, a renowned Canadian sculptor, died on July 4, 2009, at the age of 94
  • Charles Huntley Nelson, an artist and professor of art at Morehouse College, died on July 30, 2009. He was 39
  • Joan O’Mara, a professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, died on May 24, 2009, at the age of 63
  • Chris Plowman, a British artist and teacher, died in mid-July 2009. He was 56
  • Constantine Raitzky, a former exhibition designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died on June 29, 2009, at age 78
  • Julius Shulman, a photographer of modernist architecture, died on July 15, 2009, at the age of 98
  • Dash Snow, a New York–based artist, died on July 13, 2009. He was 27

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



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