10 April 2015

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V&A Museum Director of Design Killed In HGV Cycle Collision

Moira Gemmill the former head of design and exhibitions at the Museum of London and director of design at the Victoria and Albert Museum, has been killed in a cycling accident, the fifth such death in London this year. She was hit by an HGV near the junction of Horseferry Road and Millbank, near Lambeth Bridge, yesterday morning. Gemmill was prominent […]

26 May 2014

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Michael Schmidt This Years Prix Pictet Prize Winner Dies Age 68

Michael Schmidt the German photographer who won the 100,000 Swiss Franc (£67,000) Prix Pictet Photographic Prize, only days ago, has died after an illness. He was honoured at the V&A museum in London on Thursday but unable to accept the award in person. He won the award for his work Lebensmittel which explores the processes […]

13 May 2014

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H. R. Giger Oscar Winning Biomechanical Painter And Designer Dies

H. R. Giger,the Oscar winning Neo-Surrealist artist who inspired and designed the sets and props for Ridley Scott’s Alien film series, has died aged 74. A spokesperson at the Giger museum in Gruyere confirmed the artist’s passing after injuries sustained when he fell down stairs at his home in Zurich. Giger was best remembered for […]

6 May 2014

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Cornelius Gurlitt Nazi Treasure Trove Hoarder Dies In Munich

Cornelius Gurlitt the son of a notorious Nazi art dealer whose secret collection included many Third Reich looted pieces, has died in Germany age 81. He passed away on the 6th May in his Munich apartment, which was used to store 1,400 valuable works of art including Picasso, Matisse and Monet masterpieces said to be […]

29 April 2014

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James Hilleary: Washington Color School Painter Dies At 90

“I never planned a career in art, it simply happened.  My only formal training consisted of studying drawing and rendering in connection with my training in architecture.  However, born the son of a painter, I experimented through childhood with oil painting and was exposed to fine art at the Washington Galleries”. James Hilleary was a […]

7 April 2014

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Alan Davie RA Seminal Scottish Painter And Printmaker Dies Age 93

Alan Davie the seminal Scottish painter and printmaker has died aged 93. Born in Grangemouth, near Falkirk on 28 September 1920, the son of a schoolmaster and amateur artist who him to draw from childhood. He studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1938 to 1940. His style initially utilised poetic imagery merging with […]