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Notable Fine Art Deaths of 2012

By January 2, 2013

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End of the year recaps often include the obituaries of well-known figures, as a means to honor their memories. We here at Fine Art fondly look back at the various arts professionals who enriched our world by their passion, vision and devotion to art.

Their achievements also serve as a cultural history of the 20th and 21st centuries, reflecting great societal changes, as this list includes many firsts achieved by women, like Eve Arnold being one of the first women to be accepted into Magnum.

In addition, several of these notable arts professionals have lived long productive lives, with many of these artists creating well into their 80s, 90s and even 100s; thus, showing how a life in the arts can keep you young and vital for many decades.

Let's celebrate the creative lives of these renowned artists, art historians, curators, art critics, photographers, architects and other arts professionals, who have made our world richer by their generous contributions to the visual arts.

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