Posts Tagged ‘Obituaries’

Paul Reed, Last Living Washington Color School Painter, Dies at 96

Paul Reed was one of the painters most closely associated with the art movement that showered D.C. in glory in the '60s.

Artist Louise Bourgeois Dies at 98

Louise Bourgeois, the subject of a major retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum last year, died of a heart attack yesterday in New York at the age of 98. She was best known for her deeply psychological sculptures inspired by childhood memories, sexuality and relationships. Her most famous works are a series of giant bronze spiders [...]

J.D. Salinger Dead at 91

J.D. Salinger—creator of Holden Caufield, enigmatic writer, and noted recluse—died this morning at his home in Cornish, NH, the AP reports. The author of Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, and Franny and Zooey was 91. Salinger moved to Cornish in 1953 and rarely stirred thence, shunning interviews, publishing intermittently, and issuing no shortage of [...]

Critical Appreciation: Robert H. Smith, Arts Patron

On Washington's façades, the Smith name is pervasive. It adorns offices (the Charles E. Smith company holds more than 18 million square feet of office space in D.C.) and apartments (especially in Crystal City, which the Smith family built from the ground up.) In large letters, the family name of Robert H Smith, who died [...]