In Memoriam: Remembering the Curators, Artists, Writers, Dealers, and Arts Patrons We Lost in 2022

Claes Oldenburg, Carmen Herrera, Sam Gilliam, and Peter Schjeldahl were among the deceased this year.

Matt King, cofounder of Meow Wolf, at Meow Wolf Denver. Photo by Kate Russell.
Matt King, cofounder of Meow Wolf, at Meow Wolf Denver. Photo by Kate Russell.

January

Corky Lee in Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story.

Corky Lee in the documentary film Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story.

Luciano Perna, artist

Craig Ruddy, artist

Alicia Cardenas, artist

Edward Jelks, archaeologist

Michael Schultz, dealer

Alekos Fassianos, artist

Jonathan Brown, art historian

Hossein Valamanesh, artist

Ali Mitgutsch, illustrator

Ricardo Bofill, architect

Emilia Bakourou, archaeologist

Stephane Ackermann, art historian and curator

Reza Mostofifard, archaeologist

Corky Lee, photographer

John Sainsbury, philanthropist

Kohei Yoshiyuki, photographer

Lourdes Castro, artist

Brigitte Kowanz, artist

 

February

Carmen Herrera in her studio, 2015. Photo by Jason Schmidt. © Carmen Herrera, courtesy Lisson Gallery.

Carmen Herrera in her studio, 2015. Photo by Jason Schmidt, ©Carmen Herrera, courtesy Lisson Gallery.

Brenda L. Richardson, curator

Jerome Chazen, collector

Ashley Bryan, artist

Julie Saul, dealer

John Wesley, artist

Grenville Davey, artist

Caroline Wickham-Jones, archaeologist

Carmen Herrera, Whose Late-Career Triumphs as an Abstract Painter Redefined the Age of Art Stardom, Has Died at 106

Gurminder Sikand, artist

Mona Saudi, artist

Antonio Seguí, artist

The Visionary Artist Dan Graham, Who Was Known For His Glass Pavilions and Astrological Prowess, Has Died at 79

Jan Pieńkowski, artist

De Wain Valentine, the Light and Space Artist Who Transformed Industrial Plastics Into Sleek, Large-Scale Sculptures, Has Died at 86

Charles Csuri, artist

Barry Bauman, restorer

 

March

Budi Tek. Photo courtesy of the Yuz Museum.

Budi Tek. Photo courtesy of the Yuz Museum.

Conrad Janis, actor and dealer

Andrea Halbfinger, artist and art critic

Noni Olabisi, artist

Gyo Obata, architecture

Janet Cooling, artist

Kim Byung-Ki, artist

Neil Faulkner, archaeologist

Budi Tek, One of the World’s Most Influential Patrons of Chinese Art, Has Died at 65

Annie Flanders, art editor

Srihadi Soedarsono, artist

Hiram Maristany, photographer

Daniel Weinberg, dealer

Sumy Sadurni, photographer

Sona Karakashian Johnston, curator

Stephen Wilhite, creator of the GIF

Mira Calix, artist

Dirck Halstead, photographer

Ashton Hawkins, museum executive

Andrea Éva Győri, artist

Ted Mooney, art editor

Doris Derby, photographer

Nancy Lane, collector

Tom Moody, artist and critic

 

April

Hermann Nitsch, 20th painting action (1987). ©Hermann Nitsch. Photo: Heinz Cibulka.

Hermann Nitsch, 20th painting action (1987). ©Hermann Nitsch. Photo by Heinz Cibulka.

Patrick Demarchelier, photographer

Delfina Entrecanales, arts patron

Provocative Austrian Actionist Hermann Nitsch Has Died at 83

Philip Hewat-Jaboor, collector

Donald Baechler, New York Artist Known for His Cerebral Approach to Simplistic Imagery, Has Died at 65

Constance Lewallen, curator

Maksym Levin, photographer

Cynthia Plaster Caster, artist

Jerry Uelsmann, photographer

Margaret Curtis, archaeologist

Eleanor Munro, art writer

Margo Feiden, dealer

Ron Galella, photographer

Lewis Stein, artist

 

May

Samella Lewis. Photo courtesy of the College Art Association,.

Samella Lewis. Photo courtesy of the College Art Association,.

Abdulamir Al-Hamdani, archaeologist

Marcus Leatherdale, photographer

James Butler, artist

Amanda Claridge, archaeologist

John Harris, architectural historian

Miss. Tic, artist

Toby Devan Lewis, philanthropist

Suzi Gablik, art critic

June Fitzpatrick, dealer

Ouka Leele, artist

Fayez Sarofim, collector

Claude Rutault, artist

Samella Lewis, art historian

Knox Martin, artist

 

June

District of Columbia artist Sam Gilliam photographed on June 22, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Marvin Joseph/the Washington Post via Getty Images.

District of Columbia artist Sam Gilliam photographed on June 22, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Marvin Joseph/the Washington Post via Getty Images.

‘A Dazzling and Powerful Force for Good and Change’: Friends and Colleagues Remember the Late Artist and Feminist Trailblazer Paula Rego

Tony Knipe, artist

Tim Sale, comic artist

Manfredi della Gherardesca, curator

Marina Lambraki-Plaka, museum director

Austrian Billionaire Heidi Goëss-Horten Has Died at Age 81, Just Days After Opening Her Private Museum in Vienna

Jeane Hamilton, arts patron

Hunter Reynolds, artist

Artist Margaret Keane, Whose Husband Tried to Take Credit for Her Paintings of Big-Eyed Characters, Has Died at 94

Duncan Hannah, artist

Painter Sam Gilliam, Celebrated for His Boldly Colored Draped Canvases, Has Died at 88

Sophie Lauwers, museum director

Robbie Kienzle, city planner and public art advocate

Yves Coppens, archaeologist

Jacques Villeglé, artist

Tarek Al-Ghoussein, photographer

Arnold Skolnick, artist

Michel David-Weill, collector

 

July

Claes Oldenburg. Photo by Brill/ullstein bild via Getty Images.

Claes Oldenburg. Photo by Brill/ullstein bild via Getty Images.

Thanom Chapakdee, artist

Vivian Hewitt, art collector

Ken Knowlton, artist

Marcus Fairs, art publisher

Spider Webb, tattoo artist

Claes Oldenburg, the Leading Pop-Art Sculptor Who Turned Hamburgers and Erasers Into Whimsical Totems of the 20th Century, Has Died at 93

Kurt Markus, photographer

Kazuki Takahashi, artist

Enamul Haque, archaeologist

Tan Boon Hui, museum director

Lucinda Turner, artist

Harvey Dinnerstein, artist

Matt King, Artist and Visionary Cofounder of Immersive Art Giant Meow Wolf, Has Died at 37

Marco Goldschmied, architect

Lily Safra, collector

Jerome M. Eisenberg, dealer

Donald Jonas, collector

Lourdes Grobet, photographer

Gilberto Chateaubriand, collector

Herbert W. Franke, artist

Ritzi Jacobi, artist

Danielle Abrams, artist

Perry Rubenstein, dealer

Nelson Stevens, artist

Fulya Erdemci, curator

Artist Jennifer Bartlett, Known for Her Intensive Investigations Into the Possibilities of Painting, Has Died at Age 81

Doreen Adengo, architect

Pauline Bewick, artist

Mary Obering, artist

Nancy Brown Negley, arts patron

 

August

Portrait of Charlie Finch. Photo ©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2010, courtesy of the photographer.

Portrait of Charlie Finch. Photo ©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2010, courtesy of the photographer.

Jean-Jacques Sempé, illustrator

Lucien Kroll, architect

Takahiko Iimura, artist

Issey Miyake, Fashion Designer Whose Work Enthralled the Art Stars (and Graced the Cover of ‘Artforum’), Has Died at 84

MacGregor Harp, artist and dealer

Kamoya Kimeu, archaeologist

Dmitry Vrubel, artist

Eric Boman, photographer

Walter Robinson Remembers Charlie Finch, the Iconoclastic Critic and ‘Lifeblood’ of Artnet Magazine for 15 Years

Tim Page, photographer

Carole Caroompas, artist

Tsuneko Sasamoto, photographer

Raymond Briggs, illustrator

Natalia LL, artist

Marta Palau, artist

Melvin Sokolsky, photographer

 

September

Taro Shinoda. Photo courtesy of Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo.

Taro Shinoda. Photo courtesy of Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo.

Taro Shinoda, artist

Arthur Cotton Moore, architect

Newton Harrison, artist

Herbert V. Kohler Jr., philanthropist

Braj Basi Lal, archaeologist

William MacDougall, auction executive

Jean-Luc Godard, director

Emanoel Araujo, artist

Virginia Dwan, Pioneering Dealer Who Bankrolled Some of Land Art’s Most Daring Masterpieces, Has Died at 90

Diane Noomin, artist

Art Rosenbaum, artist

Dimitrios Pandermalis, museum president

In Pictures: See How Artists Have Captured Queen Elizabeth II, the U.K.’s Longest-Serving Monarch, Through Seven Decades of Her Reign

Loïc Raguénès, artist

Valerie Maynard, artist

Donald Blinken, arts patron

Newton Harrison, artist

Elias Zayat, artist

James Stewart Polshek, architect

William Klein, photographer

Brian Catling, artist

Katharine Lee Reid, museum director

Sonia Handelman Meyer, photographer

 

October

Peter Schjeldahl at the 2011 New Yorker Festival. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New Yorker.

Peter Schjeldahl at the 2011 New Yorker Festival. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New Yorker.

Silke Otto-Knapp, artist

Grace Glueck, art reporter

Angus Trumble, museum director

Peter Hort, collector

Peter Schjeldahl, the Beloved Poet Turned ‘New Yorker’ Art Critic, Has Died at Age 80

Shi Xingbang, archaeologist

Ken Stradling, art collector

French Painter Pierre Soulages, Who Dedicated His Career to the Deepest Color Black, Has Died at Age 102

Alan Smith, artist

Ian Hamilton, art thief

Jack Brogan, fabricator

Rodney Graham, artist

Laila Shawa, artist

Kim Jung Gi, illustrator

Billy Al Bengston, artist

Freddy Rodríguez, artist

Angelo Venosa, artist

Lu Shengzhong, artist

Brian O’Doherty, artist and critic

 

November

Ashley Bickerton. Photo courtesy of Bickerton studio.

Ashley Bickerton. Photo courtesy of Bickerton studio.

Artist Hervé Télémaque, Known for His Colorful Poetic Works That Challenged Injustices, Has Died at Age 85

Lee Bontecou, the American Artist Who Sculpted the Void, Has Died at Age 91

Bruce Russell, artist

Fernando Campana, architect

Claude Bernard, dealer

Evelyn de Rothschild, art collector

Ashley Bickerton, an Artist Known for His Burlesques of Consumerism and Gauguin, Has Died at Age 63

Bernadette Mayer, artist

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, artist

Dangy Corcoran, dealer

Tom Phillips, artist

Elena Xausa, illustrator

Pierluigi Cerri, architect, designer, and curator

December

Maya Picasso in front of her portrait in Paris, France on October 15, 1996. Photo: Alain Benainous / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.

Maya Picasso in front of her portrait in Paris, France on October 15, 1996. Photo by Alain Benainous/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.

Maya Ruiz-Picasso, the Eldest Daughter of Picasso and Keeper of His Legacy, Has Died at Age 87

Adrienne Mancia, curator

Philip Pearlstein, a Figurative Master Who Preferred Nude Portraits Over New Modes of Abstraction, Has Died at 98

Judith Lauand, artist

Daniel Brush, artist

Hamish Kilgour, artist

Oscar White Muscarella, archaeologist

Dorothy Iannone, artist

Ronald Feldman, dealer

Vivienne Westwood, designer

Tony Vaccaro, photographer

Ross Thomas, archaeologist

Arata Isozaki, architect

Suzanne Tarasiève, dealer

Frank Clarke, artist

Hans Mayer, dealer

Milly Thomson, artist

Tom Karen, designer


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