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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 an elite Navy unit that produced some of the most indelible combat images of World War II, died Wednesday. He was 94. Miller was also known for his work as a curator on an international...
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 the new Basilica of Guadalupe, the Anthropology Museum and the Azteca Stadium, all in Mexico City.Mexico's National Arts Council said Ramirez Vazquez died late Tuesday of pneumonia. He is survived by...
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 honor, in 2002 for his architecture.Together with sister Ada Karmi-Melamed, he designed Israel's Supreme Court and with a New York firm, he co-designed the newest terminal at the Ben Gurion...
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. What Lilly Pulitzer did for fashion is more a story about what she did for women: She made them happy. She made them laugh. She gave them a mini vacation. "Her clothes were transporting," said...
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 Teatralnoye Delo theatrical production company, which recently commissioned Pasha P183 to create scenery for the musical "Todd," said the artist died Monday in Moscow. It wouldn't elaborate.Teatralnoye Delo...
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...
Dody Weston Thompson (2012)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Award-winning fine art photographer Dody Weston Thompson, one of the founders of the prestigious photographic journal "Aperture," has died in Los Angeles. She...
Pedro Guerrero (1917 - 2012)
The Associated PressFLORENCE, Arizona (AP) — Photographer Pedro Guerrero, whose 20-year association with architect Frank Lloyd Wright launched a long fine-arts career that included capturing images...
Mario Armond Zamparelli (2012)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Mario Armond Zamparelli, an internationally renowned artist who for nearly 20 years created the distinctive, often colorful logos, images and...
Rev. Herman D. "Preacher" Dennis (2012)
The Associated PressVICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Rev. Herman D. "Preacher" Dennis, who turned a Mississippi Delta grocery store into a folk-art castle that became a roadside attraction, has died. He...
Joe Kubert (2012)
KATIE ZEZIMA, The Associated PressNEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — Joe Kubert, a groundbreaking Polish-born comic artist and educator best known for co-creating DC Comics' iconic Sgt. Rock character, has...
Robert Hughes, 74 (1938 - 2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Renowned Australian art critic and historian Robert Hughes has died after a long illness. He was 74.His publisher, Random House, says he died Monday in New York,...
Louise Nippert, 100 (2012)
LISA CORNWELL, The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Louise Nippert, an owner of the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine era and a financial contributor to the Cincinnati arts scene, died...
Herbert Vogel, 89 (1922 - 2012)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Herbert Vogel, an art collector who amassed over 5,000 works despite a modest income, has died at age 89.Pieces from Vogel's collection have been distributed...
LeRoy Neiman, 91 (1921 - 2012)
ULA ILNYTZKY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Painter and sketch artist LeRoy Neiman, best known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world's biggest sporting and leisure events with...
Louis le Brocquy, 95 (1916 - 2012)
SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Irish expressionist painter Louis le Brocquy, who was best known for abstract portraits of Ireland's literary and artistic stars, died...
Jack Balestreri, 95 (2012)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack Balestreri was 17 when he got a job helping build the Golden Gate Bridge. He had hoped to make it to the span's 75th anniversary next month.But...
Thomas Kinkade, 54 (1958 - 2012)
JOHN S. MARSHALL, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy. ...
Elizabeth Catlett, 96 (1915 - 2012)
ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, a U.S. expatriate renowned for her dignified portrayals of African-American and Mexican women...
Ken Price, 77 (1935 - 2012)
SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, The Associated Press TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Ken Price, an internationally known artist whose glazed and painted clay blurred the lines between ceramics and sculpture, is being...
Rhoda Nyberg, 95 (2012)
The Associated Press BOVEY, Minn. (AP) — The artist who hand-colored "Grace," a photo showing a white-bearded man bowed in prayer before a simple meal, has died at age 95. Eric Enstrom took...
William Theophilus Brown, 92 (1919 - 2012)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — William Theophilus Brown, a painter who enjoyed success for more than half-a-century and was closely associated with the San Francisco Bay area's ...
Antoni Tapies, 88 (1923 - 2012)
CIARAN GILES, The Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Antoni Tapies' works were sprawling, abstract oeuvres that sometimes featured discarded everyday materials and graffiti-like scrawls. He liked...