Eduard Franz Sekler died on May 1, 2017. He was an architectural historian and Osgood Hooker Professor of Visual Art Emeritus and professor of architecture emeritus at Harvard University. Sekler was a native of Vienna, Eduard Sekler earned his professional degree with distinction in architecture from its Vienna University of Technology, prior to studying under ..
Issa Samb, also known as Joe Ouakam was born on December 31, 1945, in Dakar, Senegal and died on April 25, 2017. He was a Senegalese painter, sculptor, performance artist, playwright and poet. Samb graduated from the University of Dakar, where he studied philosophy and the law. Samb took up the pseudonym Joe Ouakam. Samb ..
Ralf Winkler was born on October 5, 1939, in Dresden, Germany and died on May 2, 2017, in Zürich. He was a German painter, printmaker, sculptor, and jazz drummer. His alias includes A. R. Penck, Mike Hammer, T. M., Mickey Spilane, Theodor Marx, “a. Y.” or just “Y”. He lived and worked in Berlin, Düsseldorf, ..
Jean De Mesmaeker was born on December 21, 1935, and died on April 30, 2017. He was a Belgian comics artist in the Marcinelle school tradition. He was best known for his series featuring a cute, playful and adventurous little girl, Sophie. Jidéhem a creator of his own series Sophie, and Ginger. He was noted ..
Vito Hannibal Acconci was born on January 24, 1940, and died on April 28, 2017. He was an American designer, landscape architect, performance, and installation artist. He has taught various institutions, including the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; Cooper Union; School of the Art Institute of ..
Leo Baxendale was born on October 27, 1930, and died on April 23, 2017. He was an English cartoonist and publisher. He wrote and drew several titles. Baxendale’s most famous creations are the Beano strips Little Plum, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids, and The Three Bears. Himself and his wife Peggy had five ..
Frans Widerberg was born on April 8, 1934, in Oslo and died on April 7, 2017. He was a Norwegian painter and graphic artist. He was born to Nicolai Magnus Widerberg and Ingrid Christine Blom. Widerberg made his exhibition debut in Oslo in 1963. In these works is the woodcut Hieronymus from 1962 and De ..
Robin Langford Kay was born on June 23, 1919, and died on April 7, 2017. He was a New Zealand artist and historian. He was educated in Napier and at Christ’s College in Christchurch, before working as a cadet journalist in Palmerston North. In World War II Kay served as a war artist with the ..
Arturo García Bustos was born on August 8, 1926, in Mexico City, and died on April 7, 2017. He was a Mexican painter and print maker. Bustos was known as one of “Los Fridos” students who studied under Frida Kahlo at her home in Coyoacán. He career began as one of four students who went ..
Delbert Lee “Cigar” Daisey was born on March 6, 1928, in Chincoteague, Virginia and died on April 19, 2017. He was known as “Cigar” Daisey. Daisey was an American waterfowl wood carver and decoy maker. Daisey was the son of Herbert Lee Daisey and Emma Jane Daisey. Daisey resided and worked in Chincoteague, Virginia, and ..