5 June 2018

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Malcolm Morley Pioneering Photorealist Painter Dies Age 86

The first Turner Prize winner, the painter Malcolm Morley, has died at age 86.

12 April 2018

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Gillian Ayres My Fiercely independent Friend – Sue Hubbard

Yesterday the art world not only lost one of its finest and most loved abstract painters, but I lost a great friend.

21 February 2018

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Judy Blame: Artist, Stylist And Queer Icon Dies Age 58

Judy Blame the artist, designer and style icon credited with changing the face of London culture in the 1980s and 90s has died age 58. Blame had a retrospective at the ICA covering both his work as an artist and stylist in 2016.

23 January 2018

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African American Painter Jack Whitten Dies Age 78

The African American painter Jack Whitten has died age 78.

19 January 2018

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Ed Moses Pioneer West Coast Abstract Painter Dies Age 91

ED MOSES the pioneering West Coast artist has died age 91.

3 January 2018

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Betty Woodman Feminist Pioneer Painter/Ceramicist Dies Age 87

Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.

27 December 2017

Tim Rollins Artist And KOS Founder Dies Age 62

The artist Tim Rollins has died at age 62. He co-founded the Manhattan group Art Material in 1979 with Julie Ault and Félix González-Torres.

26 June 2017

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Khadija Saye Remembered By Kathy Kubicki Tutor At UCA Farnham

Khadija Saye was amazingly talented, and her determination to study photography at university overcame challenging social conditions and an environment that could easily have held her back. I was lucky enough to have taught Khadija during her undergraduate studies 2010 – 13.

4 May 2017

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A. R. Penck German Painter Known For His Pictographic Neo-primitivist Style Dies

A. R. Penck, the German painter, printmaker, sculptor, and jazz drummer has died age 77.

23 April 2017

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African American Black Power Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies at 72

Barkley Hendricks the well known African American painter and photographer who evoked the spirit of everyday Black people, in his life-size portraits has died age 72.

2 April 2017

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James Rosenquist First Wave US Pop Artist Dies Age 83

James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.

21 March 2017

Trisha Brown Artist And New York choreographer Dies Age 80

The New York artist and choreographer Trisha Brown who was associated closely with the visual arts scene in downtown New York in the 1960s and 1970s has died age 80.

9 March 2017

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Sir Howard Hodgkin RA Sumptuous Colourist Dies Age 84

The English painter Sir Howard Hodgkin has died in London aged 84. Howard was born 6 August in 1932 in Hammersmith, London.

2 March 2017

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Gustav Metzger Creator Of Auto-Destructive Art Dies In London Aged 90

Gustav Metzger, (1926–2017) creator of “auto-destructive art,” has died in London age ninety.

17 February 2017

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Jannis Kounellis Arte Povera Associated Artist Dies At 80

The artist Jannis Kounellis, who was best known for his association with the Arte Povera movement has died in Rome, aged 80. Born in Piraeus, Greece in 1936, favourite the age of 20 he moved to Rome and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he continued to live and work. His first solo exhibition in 1960 at La Tartaruga gallery exhibited 12 live horses. The work was recently recreated by New York’s Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in June 2015.

13 January 2017

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Photographer Lord Snowdon Husband Of Princess Margaret Dies Age 86

Lord Snowdon the Royal photographer who was married to Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, from 1960 to 1978 has died age 87.

11 September 2016

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Nurse in Alfred Eisenstaedt’s Iconic V-J Day Photo Dies age 92

Greta Zimmer Friedman the woman iconically kissed by a sailor in a defining photograph marking the end of World War Two has died aged 92. At the time the photograph was taken, Ms. Friedman, a 21-year-old dental assistant was grabbed and kissed by George Mendosa in New York’s Times Square on 14 August 1945. The photo became […]

13 August 2016

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Rainer Crone Professor and Andy Warhol Expert Dies Age 73

Rainer Crone a highly respected university academic emeritus of Contemporary Art and History of Film at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and a specialist in the art of Andy Warhol has died after a long illness, age 73. His death was confirmed by Martina Fischer at the Haus der Kunst Museum in Munich. Prof. Dr. Crone had previously taught at Yale University, the University of California, […]

18 July 2016

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Billy Name Photographer and Warhol Superstar Dies Age 76

Billy Name, photographer and key archivist at Andy Warhol’s Factory has died age 76. His death was announced by his publisher who stated, “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of William Linich, “To the world he was Billy Name. To me he was just Billy, a kind soul, a beautiful artist and one of the best […]

12 May 2016

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Francois Morellet Kinetic and Neon Art Pioneer Dies aged 90

The French Kinetic and Neon artist Francois Morellet has died age 90.  Morellet’s work is currently on show in London at two west end galleries, Annely Juda Fine Art (until 24 June) and the Mayor Gallery (until 27 May). Both shows alongside a third at Dan Galeria, Sao Paulo were in honour of the artist’s 90th […]

3 May 2016

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Marisol Key New York Pop Artist Dies In Obscurity Age 85

Marisol, the Venezuelan-American artist who created assemblages combining folk and Pop Art has died in Manhattan. She was 85. Marisol was a glamorous fixture on the 1960s art scene in New York. Born María Sol Escobar, she adopted the name Marisol and had her first in New York exhibition in the late 1950s. Influenced by pre-Columbian […]

3 May 2016

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Basil Blackshaw Northern Irish Painter Dies Age 83

The Northern Ireland artist Basil Blackshaw has died aged 83. Blackshaw was regarded as one of the most signifiant painters of his period and one of the most important painters from Ireland. Over the past, his works have been featured in a number of key exhibitions of Irish art. Much of his work depicted rural scenes and portraits of […]

16 April 2016

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Richard Smith English Painter And Printmaker Dies Age 84

Richard Smith the English painter and printmaker has died age 84. Smith was born in 1931 and grew up in Letchworth Garden City. He attended art school in Luton and St Albans before studying at the Royal College of Art from 1954 to 1957, where he was a precursor of the generation of Pop artists that included David Hockney, Allen […]

31 March 2016

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Architect Dame Zaha Hadid Dies Of Heart Attack In Miami

The Iraqi born British Architect Dame Zaha Hadid, (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) whose work included the London Olympic Aquatic Centre, has died of a heart attack aged 65. Ms Hadid was considered one of the most innovative designers of her generation and was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal […]

1 March 2016

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Claude Parent Prominent 1960s & 1970s French Avant-garde Architect Dies

The architect Claude Parent, a prominent figure of the 1960s & 1970s French avant-garde has died age 93. He was most recetly featured at the Liverpool Biennial at the Tate. Parent’s radical intervention transformed the Wolfson Gallery with slanted floors and ramps, providing the audience with an exciting opportunity to experience the museum anew as a gathering space in which […]

11 January 2016

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David Bowie Musician, Actor and Visual Artist Dies Age 69

The musician, actor and visual artist David Bowie has died in New York, age 69. He was recently the subject of a comprehensive retrospective exhibition at the V&A museum in Kensington. The show travelled and was a great insight into Bowie’s early years and his first steps towards musical success. Tracing the creative aspirations of the […]

9 January 2016

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Andre Courreges French Fashion Designer, Painter And Sculptor Dies At 92

The French fashion designer, painter and sculptor Andre Courreges, who created a a futuristic, ultra-modern style revolution in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at the age of 92. Born in Pau, Courreges began his working life as a  civil engineer before turning to fashion designing for Cristobal Balenciaga for over 10 years.In 1961 he opened his own […]

7 January 2016

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Richard Sapper Iconic Post War Designer Dies Age 83

The iconic Post War designer Richard Sapper, has died in Italy age 83.  Sapper (30 May 1932 – 31 December 2015) was best known for his famous Melodic Kettle designed for Alessi but he also created a host of other influential household objects from furniture to computers.  Sapper was born and grew up in Germany during the war. He got his start […]

28 December 2015

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Ellsworth Kelly One Of America’s Greatest Abstract Painters Dies Age 92

Ellsworth Kelly, one of the last remaining of the 20th-century abstract artists, who helped to shape American painting has died  age 92. His death was announced by the gallerist Matthew Marks yesterday.  Mr Kelly evaded critical attempts to classify him as a Color Field, hard-edge, or Minimalist painter, has redefined abstraction in art, establishing himself through his drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints as one […]

7 December 2015

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Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn Immortalised By Lou Reed Dies Age 69

Holly Woodlawn the iconic transgender Warhol superstar has died in in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. Ms Woodlawn was one of the key inspirations for the Lou Reed song “ Take a Walk on the Wild Side”. She escaped suburban life at the age of 16 moving to NY where she met Andy Warhol and changed […]

2 December 2015

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Leslie Waddington Groundbreaking London Art Dealer Dies Age 81

The groundbreaking art dealer Leslie Waddington has died age 81, the gallery announced yesterday,  “On behalf of all here at Waddington Custot Galleries, I want to express how extremely saddened we are by the death of the gallery’s founder Leslie Waddington. Leslie was known for his knowledge, fiery character and integrity. We send our thoughts and sincere condolences […]

2 October 2015

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Paul Reed Last Washington Color School Painter Dies Age 96

Paul Reed the last living member of the Washington Color School also referred to as post painterly abstractionists has died age 96. This was an art group that gained notoriety in the 1960s and included Morris Lewis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler.  Mr Reed was born in Washington, DC in 1919. He moved to San Diego for college, but soon returned to DC to accept a job […]