As already stated on this site, Leon Kossoff’s death on July 4 marked pretty much the end of an epoch. Of the for artists who led the so-called School of London – Bacon, Freud, Kossoff and Auerbach – only Auerbach now survives.
The death of Leon Kossoff, who died on 4 July after a short illness is nearly the end of an era for the great wave of British painting known as the School of London.
The artist Nancy Fouts who has died age 74 found herself starting adult life in what, for a girl from Kentucky, must have been the confusing and somewhat alien world of a British finishing school.
Claude Lalanne best-known for her Surrealist inspired sculptures and Neo-Art-Nouveau bronze furniture and jewelry depicting flowers and playful animals has died in Fontainebleau, at the age of 93.
The artist behind ‘Paint-by-Numbers’ hobby kits Dan Robbins has died at age 93. He passed away Sylvania, Ohio. Robbins worked for paint products firm the Palmer Paint Company of Detroit Michigan in the 1940s when he invented the kits. By the 1950s millions were being sold across the US, and it ignited a craze for […]
Agnès Varda, the woman at the heart of French New Wave, has died age 90. Varda had a sense of humour. In her old age, she introduced herself as a potato. ‘A heart-shaped potato – growing again’ she told those who gathered at the French Institute in New York to learn from her experience in […]
Okwui Enwezor the Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet, and educator has died of cancer age 55. He lived in New York City and Munich. In 2016, he was ranked 28 in the Artlyst Power100 most influential people in the art world, just one year after he was appointed the director the Venice Biennale. “He […]
Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist who transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender has died age 79.
Like other photographers who work for news agencies, Yannis Behrakis pictures were known through the news, but his name was not familiar to the public.
Lee Radziwill The socialite sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and friend to Pop Artist Andy Warhol has died age 85.
Jonas Mekas, avant-garde filmmaker, curator and visual art influencer has died at his home in Brooklyn age 96.
I first encountered Sister Wendy Beckett in the pages of ‘Modern Painters’, the art magazine founded by the art critic Peter Fuller which ‘celebrated the critical imagination; stood up for aesthetic values and had a particular focus on British art.’
The celebrated art historian and nun Sister Wendy Beckett has died at the age of 88, it has been announced. In the 1990s she became one of the most unlikely television stars, the BBC said on their website.
Robert Morris, who died this week was a highly influential American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He was regarded as one of the most prominent theorists of Minimalism along with Donald Judd, but also made significant contributions to the development of performance art, minimalism, land art, the Process Art movement and installation art. Morris born […]
The West Coast Pop Artist Mel Ramos (born July 24, 1935) has died in California, age 83. He was best known as an American figurative painter, specialising in the satirisation of pin-up art. His female nudes, incorporated elements of realism and abstract art. Born in Sacramento, California, to a first generation Portuguese-Azorean immigrant family, he […]
The first Turner Prize winner, the painter Malcolm Morley, has died at age 86.
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The American Pop Artist Robert Indiana has died at his home in Vinalhaven, Maine he was 89. His iconic depiction of the word “love” became one of the most recognisable artworks of the 20th century. It found its way onto hundreds of prints, paintings and sculptures including 330 million postage stamps. Indiana lived in the […]
Yesterday the art world not only lost one of its finest and most loved abstract painters, but I lost a great friend.
Gillian Ayres was one of the leading British abstract painters of her generation has died age 88.
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.
Hugh Mendes has created his most controversial image to date, for his latest exhibition, a group show at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.
ED MOSES the pioneering West Coast artist has died age 91.
Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.
Dearly Departed: 2017 has been a momentous year with a first-rate Documenta and Venice Biennale. The year introduced us to a number of new emerging artists as well as the sad reality of losing some of the great talents of our generation both young and old. Here are some of the Artists and Art World Figures we have lost in the past year.
Pierre Bergé, a leading figure of France’s cultural elite has died age 86. The partner of Yves Saint Laurent for many years and a powerhouse figure in Fashion Berge was also a first rate Art collector.
Dr. Martin Roth the former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) has died age 62.
Monika Pon-Su-San the stunning model/sitter behind the1950s kitsch classic the Green Lady or The Chinese Girl as it was officially titled has died in South Africa aged 86.