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Fred F. Scherer (2013)
LISA RATHKE, The Associated PressMONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — Painter Fred F. Scherer, who created vivid dioramas of animals and birds in natural scenes for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, has died at age 98.His daughter Deidre Scherer, also an artist, said on Tuesday that he died Nov. 25 in Townshend, in southern Vermont. She said that millions of people have walked by...
Editta Sherman, 101 (1912 - 2013)
VERENA DOBNIK, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Photographer Editta Sherman, dubbed the "Duchess of Carnegie Hall" while living in a studio over the famed auditorium for six decades, has died. She was 101. Known for her photos of celebrities, Sherman died Friday in her sleep, a friend, Billy Lyons, said. Her funeral was held Tuesday, just as Bill de Blasio was elected mayor. ...
Anca Petrescu, 64 (1949 - 2013)
ALISON MUTLER, The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Anca Petrescu, the chief architect of Bucharest's "Palace of the People," a massive government structure that has been described as a huge Stalinist wedding cake, died Wednesday. She was 64.Petrescu, who had been in a coma after a September car accident, died in Floreasca Hospital in the Romanian capital, hospital spokesman Dr. Bogdan...
Arthur C. Danto, 89 (1924 - 2013)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Arthur C. Danto, a provocative and influential philosopher and critic who championed Andy Warhol and other avant-garde artists and upended the study of art history by declaring that the history of art was over, has died. He was 89.Danto, art critic for The Nation magazine from 1984 to 2009 and a professor emeritus at Columbia University, died...
Sir Anthony Caro, 89 (1924 - 2013)
JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British sculptor Anthony Caro, whose industrial yet playful metal creations helped abstract sculpture gain global acclaim, has died at the age of 89.A statement released Thursday on behalf of the artist's family said Caro died after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.Caro was one of Britain's best-known artists, and his large, abstract steel...
Takashi Yanase (2013)
MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Takashi Yanase, creator of one of Japan's most beloved cartoon characters, Anpanman, has died of heart failure at age 94.Yanase died at a Tokyo...
Bill Eppridge (2013)
The Associated Press DANBURY, Connecticut (AP) — A photojournalist whose career included capturing images of a mortally wounded Robert F. Kennedy has died. Bill Eppridge was 75. His wife,...
Jim Brothers, 72 (1941 - 2013)
HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country has...
Leon Ferrari, 92 (1920 - 2013)
MICHAEL WARREN, The Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leon Ferrari, a conceptual artist and rights activist who clashed with Pope Francis when he led Argentina's church and relished...
Alejandro Santiago (2013)
SAYRA CRUZ, The Associated PressOAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Alejandro Santiago, a Mexican artist who filled the streets of his hometown with clay figures to represent the migrants who left for the United...
Alex Colville, 92 (1920 - 2013)
The Associated PressWOLFVILLE, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canadian painter Alex Colville, whose meticulously crafted scenes of everyday life established him as one of the country's most well-known modern...
Marc Simont (2013)
The Associated PressCORNWALL, Conn. (AP) — Illustrator Marc Simont, whose work adorned some of the most celebrated titles in children's literature, has died after a short illness. Simont's family...
Bert Stern, 83 (1929 - 2013)
ULA ILNYTZKY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Bert Stern, a commercial photographer best known for his images of Marilyn Monroe in what became known as "The Last Sitting," has died in New York...
Helen Brush Jenkins (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Brush Jenkins, a pioneering photojournalist who made Life magazine when she snapped a photo of her child moments after giving birth, has died. She was...
Willi Sitte, 92 (1921 - 2013)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Willi Sitte, one of East Germany's most eminent artists and a key representative of Communism's preferred socialist realism painting style, has died at 92.The head...
Vollis Simpson (2013)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Where others saw trash, Vollis Simpson saw whimsical, wind-powered whirligigs, creations with hundreds of moving parts that turned and twirled. The whirligigs were made from...
Otto Muehl, 87 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressVIENNA (AP) — Austrian painter Otto Muehl, whose radical notions of art were only exceeded by the excesses in his lifestyle, has died. He was 87.Muehl died Sunday in Portugal,...
Wayne F. Miller, 94 (1918 - 2013)
The Associated Press ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Photographer Wayne F. Miller, who created a ground-breaking series of portraits chronicling the lives of black Americans in Chicago after serving with...
Pedro Ramirez Vazquez , 94 (1919 - 2013)
The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez has died at the age of 94.Ramirez Vazquez designed some of Mexico's biggest landmark modernist structures, including...
Ram Karmi (1931 - 2013)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Ram Karmi, a leading Israeli architect whose work is both celebrated and controversial, has died. He was 82.Karmi won the Israel Prize, the country's highest...
Lilly Pulitzer, 81 (1931 - 2013)
SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, The Associated Press You can spot a Lilly lady from what seems like a mile away. She is wearing that rainbow of color, a cheeky print and, most likely, a smile on her face. ...
Pasha P183 (2013)
VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — Pasha P183, a prominent Russian graffiti artist who hid his identity and has been compared to Britain's Banksy, has died. He was 29.The...
Jack Eskridge (2013)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — The man credited with designing the famed blue star logo of the Dallas Cowboys has died.The Cowboys say Jack Eskridge died Monday at a Valley Falls, Kan., hospital...
Burhan Dogancay, 83 (1929 - 2013)
The Associated PressANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish painter Burhan Dogancay, whose work has been exhibited in some 70 museums worldwide, including New York's Metropolitan Art Museum and the Museum of...
Andre Cassagnes (1927 - 2013)
The Associated Press BRYAN, Ohio (AP) — Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France, the toy's...
Oscar Niemeyer, 104 (1907 - 2012)
BRADLEY BROOKS, The Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Architect Oscar Niemeyer, who recreated Brazil's sensuous curves in reinforced concrete and built the capital of Brasilia on the empty...
William Turnbull, 90 (1922 - 2012)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — William Turnbull, a highly regarded British sculptor who drew inspiration from primitive forms, has died at age 90.Erica Bolton of public relations firm Bolton &...
Marshall Bouldin III (2012)
The Associated PressCLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Portrait artist Marshall Bouldin III, whose paintings have been displayed in the White House and in more than 400 public and private collections...
Wilhelm Brasse (2012)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The images are haunting: naked and emaciated children at Auschwitz standing shoulder-to-shoulder, adult prisoners in striped garb posing...
Alfred Kumalo (2012)
RODNEY MUHUMUZA, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Alfred Kumalo, a South African photographer whose work chronicled the brutalities of apartheid and the rise of Nelson Mandela, died of renal...