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Summer Obituaries in the Arts

posted by Christopher Howard — Aug 12, 2009

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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