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.
A. R. Penck, the German painter, printmaker, sculptor, and jazz drummer has died age 77.
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.
James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.
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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.
The English painter Sir Howard Hodgkin has died in London aged 84. Howard was born 6 August in 1932 in Hammersmith, London.
Gustav Metzger, (1926–2017) creator of “auto-destructive art,” has died in London age ninety.
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.
Lord Snowdon the Royal photographer who was married to Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, from 1960 to 1978 has died age 87.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Art critic John Perreault has died, the acclaimed art critic wrote for Artnews, Soho News, and the Village Voice, passed away on 6 September at the age of 78 after complications following a gastrointestinal surgery, reports Artnews. Perreault began writing criticism for Artnews in the mid-1960s, before which he was an artist. As a sculptor […]
Alan Bond the highly charismatic Australian businessman and art collector has died age 77. Bond, honoured as Australian of the Year after winning the America’s Cup yacht race in 1983, was convicted of four fraud charges surrounding the sale of Edouard Manet’s La Promenade. He was jailed for four years. His empire crumbled as a result and he was eventually bankrupted. In 1996 he […]
Albert Henry Thomas Irvin OBE, the English Abstract Expressionist painter, was born 21 August 1922. During World War II, he was evacuated from London, and upon returning, went to study at the Northampton School of Art between 1940 and 1941, before being conscripted into the Royal Air Force as a navigator. When the war was […]
Abstract Expressionist painter John Grillo died of heart failure at the grand age of 97, on November 26th, just over a month after a five-decade retrospective of the artist’s work at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Grillo was born in 1917 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and became interested in art at a young age. After his family […]
American landscape photographer Lewis Baltz who helped lead the New Topographics movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, died November 23, 2014, reports the Washington Post. The photographer was Age 69, and had been suffering from a long illness. Baltz passed away at his home in Paris. Through his work, the photographer would help […]
Oscar de la Renta legendary fashion designer, has died aged 82. The acclaimed designer has dressed leading ladies of stage and screen and every first lady since Jackie Kennedy. The designer’s cause of his death was not announced by family, however, it is known that the designer was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, despite stating […]
Sculptor Igor Mitoraj, has died at the aged 70, known for his fractured anatomies and immense bandaged heads, exemplified by Testa Addormentata (Head Lulled to Sleep, 1983, now on display at Canary Wharf, London), – the work was in the style of classicism which the artist combined with technical ability and a post-modern bent. The […]