In Memoriam

Anne Tabachnick
Anne Tabachnick
1927-1995
Figurative Artist
Obituary
Work
Hyperallergic
Memoriam

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Like many artists of her generation, including Larry Rivers, Nell Blaine and her close friend, Robert De Niro Sr., Ms. Tabachnick was familiar with the gestural techniques of Abstract Expressionism, but, looking to Matisse, preferred to used them in portraits, landscapes and figure paintings.

Her first New York show was in 1951 at the Circle in the Square Gallery, Ms. Tabachnick is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the University Art Museum, Berkeley.

Karl Bissinger
Karl Bissinger
1914-2008
Portraitist

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Work

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Mr. Bissinger’s photographs split the difference between high-gloss fashion photography and reportage, reflecting the rawer, more emotive style asserting itself across the arts in the postwar era.
As the Vietnam War heated up, however, he devoted nearly all his time to working as a draft counselor at the Greenwich Village Peace Center. Later, as a member of the War Resisters League, he crusaded for nuclear disarmament.
Gore Vidal wrote of Karl Bissinger’s work “there is no country without Karl Bissinger to make art of it.”

Sonia Gechtoff
Sonia Gechtoff
1926-2018
Abstract Expressionist

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Interview
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Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus
1923-1971
Photographer
New York Times
Art Story

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Diane Arbus’ is noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal.
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, edited by Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel and first published in 1972 is still in print, having become the best selling photography monograph ever.

Herman Rose
Herman Rose
1909-2007
Painter
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Obituary
Gallery

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Nick Carone
Nick Carone
1917-2010
Abstract Expressionist

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Article

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Marsha Farley
Marsha Farley
1923-2006
Painter

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Nancy Meehan
Nancy Meehan
1931-2016
Dancer

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Patti Bown
Patti Bown
1931-2008
Jazz Musician

Recollection
Interview
Website

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Harry Shunk
1924-2012
Collector

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Collection
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Freddie Waits
Freddie Waits
1940-1989
Musician

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Freddie Waits began as the house drummer for Motown Records, performing with the Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas and Stevie Wonder, among others.

Moving to New York, he worked with Little Willie John at Small’s Paradise in Harlem. Later he was an original member of the New York Jazz Sextet and a member of M’Boom, the percussion choir.

Mr. Waits performed with numerous artists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Donald Byrd, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Hodges, Richard Davis, Jackie McLean and Reggie Workman.

Bettye Lane
Bettye Lane
1930-2012
Photographer
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Photography
Collection

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Bettye Lane, a photojournalist gained wide recognition for her rich trove of pictures documenting the feminist movement in the 1970s and ’80s. Her pictures of women pumping their fists and waving banners as thousands marched down Fifth Avenue captured the energy and passion of the moment.
Ms. Lane turned her lens as well on civil rights demonstrations, war demonstrations during the Vietnam era and marches for gay rights. She was one of the few photographers to document the Stonewall protests in Greenwich Village. The New York Public Library houses many of her photographs of the gay-rights struggle.

sallygross
Sally Gross
1933-2015
Dancer/Choreographer

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Wikipedia
Choreography

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Ms. Gross’s work, built from the fundamentals of spare, precise movement and gesture and staged with a painter’s eye for figures in space, was emblematic. Inspired, she often said, by literature and art and by details of her own autobiography, she translated those elements into elliptical, impressionistic tableaus.

The documentary maker Albert Maysles titled his 2007 film about her work “The Pleasure of Stillness.”

Halvard Johnson
Halvard Johnson
1936-2017
Author

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An innovative, richly colloquial poet, Hal was also poetry editor of The Hamilton Stone Review for six years, as well as a member of our editorial board, and his poetry and other writing is widely available online and on HSR.

Joe Chaikin
Joe Chaikin
1935-2003
Director/Actor

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Wikipedia
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As founder of the Open Theater, celebrated for shaking up the presentation of drama in the 1960’s, Mr. Chaikin collaborated with Samuel Beckett and Sam Shepard and staged works in the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Yale Repertory, the Manhattan Theater Club, the Mark Taper Forum and many other theaters. He received five Obie awards, two Guggenheim fellowships and many other honors.
The Open Theater became America’s most storied performance group, an experiential retreat where actors and audiences tried out a new stage vocabulary blending mime, dance and storytelling, often to provocative effect.

Bea Kreloff
Bea Kreloff
1925-2016
Painter/Activist

Activism

Obituary

Remembrance

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Painter, teacher, activist, radical lesbian feminist, and co-founder and Director Emeritus of Art Workshop International, her work is in the permanent collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., as well as in a number of private collections. She was an avid feminist, actively involved with the anti-war movement, gay liberation, and women’s issues.

Arlene GottfriedArlene Gottfried
1950-2017
Photographer

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Arlene Gottfried’s arresting images of ordinary people in New York’s humbler neighborhoods earned her belated recognition as one of the finest street photographers of her generation.

Barton Benes
1942-2012
Sculptor

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The North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks has built a replica of his Westbeth apartment and furnished it exactly as Mr. Benes left it. Among its objects, many of them macabre, are a blackened human toe; a giant hourglass holding the mingled ashes of two of Mr. Benes’s friends, partners who died of AIDS; a gall stone removed from his friend Larry Hagman, the actor; and a stuffed giraffe’s head.

Tobias SchneebaumTobias Schneebaum
1922-2005
Writer

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Review

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Mr. Schneebaum came to prominence in 1969 with the publication of his memoir, also titled “Keep the River on Your Right” (Grove Press). The book, which became a cult classic, described how a mild-mannered gay New York artist wound up living, and ardently loving, for several months among the Arakmbut, an indigenous cannibalistic people in the rainforest of Peru.

MIRIAM CHAIKINMiriam Chaikin
1924-2015
Poet/Writer

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Author of more than 35 books, she received acclaim for her writing, including the Sydney Taylor Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries, the Notable Book designation, American Library Association and the National Jewish Book Award in 1988 for the beautifully written and illustrated “Exodus.”
In 2016 the Miriam Chaikin Endowment Fund for Writing was created by her estate. It is in her memory that the Foundation seeks to honor every year a member of the writing community who have created recent written works that are worth sharing across the community.
Call for Submissions are posted every December on this website.

ARNOLD WECHSLERArnold Wechsler

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His abstract paintings have been inspired by popular cultures, often reflected in forms that balance organic and geometric forms with native pictographs.

Isabel BorgattaIsabel Case Borgatta
1921-2017
Sculptor

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“Sometimes I have something in mind that I want to carve,” she says. “More often, I find a stone that’s simpatico and I want to work with it.”

Jane BolmeirJane Bolmeier
1931-2011
Painter

Art Review

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Bolmeier’s paintings create their own dynamic curvilinear structure interlocked with a network of diagonal lines, indicating furniture, architecture, spatial perspective, lines of vision. This represents the final filling up of the picture, celebrating complexity as the expression of life in stillness, life in art. The empty canvas, the place within which everything forms and evolves, is never relinquished or forgotten, never completely covered up or filled in. Excerpt of review by Donald Goddard.

NantandyNantandy
1927-2016
Painter

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Photo by Mills Tandy Photography
Nantandy was a painter, sculptor, muralist, gallery owner and educator and was one of the first artists to create sculptured three-dimensional canvases in the 1960s.

Edith Issac-RoseEdith Isaac Rose
1929-2018
Painter

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Taking as her professional name her parents’ first names, Edith was a prolific artist working first as an abstract expressionist then turning in the 1980s to figurative, political work consisting of drawings, paintings, and embroideries which she called “Daily Rage”. She had been represented by the Phyllis Kind Gallery and her work is in the Hirshhorn Museum as well as numerous private collections. Edith, along with her partner of 35 years, Bea Kreloff, (1925-2016), founded Art Workshop International in 1981 where they held art and writing workshops in Assisi, Italy, Monhegan Island, Maine, and Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

johnmemoriamJohn Dobbs
1929 – 2011
Painter/ Poet
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“I’m not afraid to say I’ve made paintings that can be hard to live with,” Dobbs wrote near the end of his life, responding to often-heard comments that his work is both beautiful and disturbing.

Tanya-Wolski-Run-Save-your-Life-955x1024Brian Wolfski
1928-2016
Painter
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