9 November 2022

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Lee Bontecou Pioneer American Sculptor And Printmaker Dies Aged 91

Lee Bontecou, whose mysterious shaped canvas abstractions broke barriers in the 1960s, has died at her home in Florida, aged 91

27 October 2022

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Pierre Soulages Master Of Textural Black Abstractions Dies Aged 102

Pierre Soulages French artist internationally known as “the painter of black and light,” has died aged 102.

21 September 2022

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Bruce Nauman: Paradoxical By Nature – Pirelli HangarBicocca – Nico Kos Earle 

At Bruce Nauman’s first MoMA retrospective in 1995, the art critic Robert Hughes said “no show was ever noisier…” but concluded that Nauman…

9 August 2022

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Raymond Briggs Creator Of The Snowman Dies Aged 88 – Issey Miyake Japanese fashion designer Dies Aged 84 – Peter Waldron British Abstract Painter Dies Aged 80

In a town not unfamiliar with colourful personalities, Peter Waldron was for several decades one of the most familiar figures about the streets and pubs of Hastings Old Town

18 July 2022

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Claes Oldenburg Proto New York Pop Artist Dies Aged 93

Claes Oldenburg, the first-wave Pop Artist who turned everyday objects into hard and soft sculptures, has died aged 93.

30 June 2022

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Margaret Keane Kitsch Painter Of Big Eyed Children Dies Aged 94

The painter Margaret Keane, creator of melancholy portraits of big-eyed children, popular in the late 1950s-1960s, has died aged 94.

27 June 2022

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Sam Gilliam Pioneering African American Painter Dies Aged 88

One of the great innovators of postwar American art, Sam Gilliam, has died aged 88.

8 June 2022

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Paula Rego: A Generation’s Defining Figurative Painter Dies Aged 87

Dame Paula Rego, one of the finest UK based figurative painters of her generation, has died suddenly in London aged 87.

10 May 2022

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Donald Baechler Seminal NY 1980s Painter Dies Age 65

Donald Baechler, who died in April, was one of the most promising artists of the 1980s.

Hermann Nitsch Austrian Multidisciplinary Artist Dies Age 83

The Nitsch Foundation, has announced the sad news of Hermann Nitsch’s death at age 83 on April 18, 2022. Nitsch was known as a multidisciplinary artist, an actionist, painter, graphic artist and composer. He was unable to attend the opening of his show at the 59th Venice Biennale because of a serious illness. The exhibition […]

3 April 2022

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Delfina Foundation Founder Delfina Entrecanales Dies Age 94

The Delfina Foundation has announced the death of its founder, Delfina Entrecanales CBE, at the age of 94. Over the last four decades, through her two eponymous initiatives, The Delfina Studio Trust and its successor Delfina Foundation, Delfina Entrecanales has supported nearly 1,000 artists and art practitioners to experiment, research, develop, produce and present their […]

6 March 2022

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Grenville Davey Turner Prize Winning Sculptor Dies

Grenville Davey, the Turner Prize-winning sculptor, has died at age 60. He was born in Launceston, Cornwall

20 February 2022

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Dan Graham Groundbreaking Conceptual Artist Dies Age 79

The artist, Dan Graham, has died over the weekend in New York. Graham’s influence over the past half-century as a writer, photographer, architect, sculptor, filmmaker and performance artist is a great loss to the contemporary art world. Since the 1960s his groundbreaking endeavours in video, installation and audience participation – including such legendary and confrontational […]

14 February 2022

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Carmen Herrera Cuban American Artist Dies Age 106

Carmen Herrera (1915 – 2022) The Cuban-born, American artist has died at the age of 106, only months before her May birthday. She died peacefully in her sleep at her apartment and studio in New York, where she had lived and worked since 1967, for much of that time with her husband Jesse Loewenthal, who […]

2 February 2022

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Kohei Yoshiyuki Photographer Who Explored Voyeurism And Surveillance Dies Age 76

Kohei Yoshiyuki (Japan, b. 1946-2022) ignited furious debate about photography’s relationship with voyeurism and surveillance.

10 January 2022

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NFTs Sales Set To Match Global Art Trade Total – John Salt Photorealist Painter Dies Aged 84 – Gainsborough Blue Boy Returns

NFTs Sales Set To Match Global Art Trade Total – John Salt Photorealist Painter Dies Aged 84 – Gainsborough Blue Boy Returns

26 December 2021

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Wayne Thiebaud American Proto-Pop Painter Dies Age 101

Tributes have been pouring in for the American artist Wayne Thiebaud who died yesterday in Sacramento, California age 101.

19 December 2021

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Richard Rogers Iconic Architect Of High Tech Movement Dies Age 88

Richard Rogers, one of the most highly regarded architects of his generation, has died at age 88.

3 December 2021

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Lawrence Weiner Conceptual Art Movement Godfather Dies

Lawrence Weiner, one of the leading godfathers of the Conceptual art movement, has died, in New York, age 79

26 August 2021

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Dame Elizabeth Blackadder Lyrical Scottish Painter Dies Age 89

Elizabeth Blackadder RA, RSA  one of Scotland’s greatest artists, has died, age 89. She was born in Falkirk in 1931.

20 August 2021

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Pioneering Photorealist Painter Chuck Close Dead At 81

The pioneering Photorealist painter Chuck Close has died at age 81. The artist was best known for his unforgiving portraits.

27 May 2021

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Eric Carle Artist Illustrator Of Very Hungry Caterpillar Dies Age 91

Eric Carle, the much-loved artist, illustrator, and writer has died at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was 91. 

1 May 2021

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Eli Broad Philanthropist And Art Collector Dies Age 87

The Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad, who co-founded with his wife Edye the contemporary art museum, The Broad, in LA has died age 87.

24 March 2021

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David McCabe Who Documented Warhol’s Factory For A Year Dies

David McCabe, who has died at age 80, was best-know for his photos taken over a year, documenting Andy Warhol’s Factory.

8 March 2021

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Duggie Fields British Artist And Fashion Icon Dies Age 75

Duggie Fields, who died yesterday, was one of the new figurative painters that defined Britain in the 1970s and 80s. His work was internationally influential, especially his graphic sensibility.

1 February 2021

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Richard L. Feigen High Profile Art Dealer Dead From COVID Age 90

Richard L. Feigen (August 8, 1930-January 29, 2021) one of the world-leaders in Old Master painting as well as German Expressionism to Francis Bacon, Joseph Cornell, Joseph Beuys, and John Baldessari has died of a COVID related illness at age 90.

2 January 2021

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Art Industry Deaths 2020 – In Memoriam – Artlyst

In Memoriam Art Industry Deaths. Here is a roundup to honour the artists, curators and designers that passed away in 2020.

29 December 2020

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David Medalla Multidisciplinary Filipino Artist Dies Age 78

The multidisciplinary artist, David Medalla b.1942 in the Philippines, has died age 78.

28 December 2020

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Art Critic Barbara Rose Dies – Damien Hirst’s Personal Instagram Tour – 2020 Cultural Gifts Scheme Revealed

Art Critic Barbara Rose Dies – Damien Hirst’s Personal Instagram Tour – 2020 Cultural Gifts Scheme Revealed

26 September 2020

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Robert Bechtle First Wave American Photorealist Painter Dies Age 88

Robert Bechtle who has died age 88 was an American painter and printmaker born in San Francisco in 1932. He lived all his life in the Bay Area. His practice focused on snapshots from everyday life, mostly his own life. 

Sir Terence Conran Designer And Design Museum Founder Dies

Sir Terence Conran, designer, philanthropist and founder of the Design Museum, has passed away, Saturday 12 September, he was 88 years old.

30 August 2020

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Frank Dunphy Damien Hirst’s Financial Advisor And Manager Dies Age 82

Frank Dunphy, the man behind Damien Hirst and many leading YBAs financial success has died age 82.