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Nathan
Nathan. Nathan married my mothers neighbor Dorethy in Las Vegas. He moved in with Dorethy and lived there for a few years until he died. A relatively short time later Dorethy moved to an assisted living situation in Las Vegas.
Neil Roseman
Neil Roseman (1950-1992), My brother.
Phyllis Plouse
Phyllis Plouse
Ralph Renzi
Ralph Renzi
Richard Artschwager
The New York Times By Ken Johnson Feb. 10, 2013 Richard Artschwager, a painter and sculptor whose witty, contradictory mixing of artistic genres made him one of the most critically admired artists to emerge in the 1960s, died early Saturday in Albany. He was 89. His death, at a hospital, followed a recent stroke, his wife, Ann, said. The death also followed by less than a week the closing of a career retrospective of Mr. Artschwager’s work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan, his second to be mounted there. He lived in Hudson, N.Y., in Columbia County. At a time when most artists worked in clearly determined styles, Mr. Artschwager slyly confounded the usual categories. His most famous sculpture, “Table With Pink Tablecloth,” from 1964, is something of a cross between Pop Art and a Minimalist cube by Donald Judd: a box neatly veneered with pieces of colored Formica to create the image of a wooden table with a square pink tablecloth draped on it. Mr. Artschwager went on to produce variations on the forms of chairs, tables, doors and other domestic objects in styles ranging from severely geometric to surrealistically distorted. In the late 1960s, he invented an abstract form he called a “blp,” a small, black, oblong shape that he would recreate in various materials and install in unexpected places to punctuate, mysteriously, gallery and museum spaces. He also placed dozens of “blps,” in the form of reliefs, stencils or decals, outside museums for viewers to go hunting for or stumble upon. Some are to be found on the elevated High Line park in Lower Manhattan near the site of the Whitney’s future home. Mr. Artschwager’s paintings were often paradoxical. He painted black and white copies of found photographs — group portraits, pictures of buildings and other anonymous images — on textured Celotex panels, a common building material. Ostentatious frames made of painted wood, Formica or polished metal were usually part of the total piece. He once said: “Sculpture is for the touch, painting is for the eye. I wanted to make a sculpture for the eye and a painting for the touch.” Richard Ernst Artschwager was born on Dec. 26, 1923, in Washington. His father, a German immigrant, was a botanist, trained at Cornell University; his mother, a Ukrainian immigrant, was an artist who studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington and at the National Academy of Design in New York. In 1935, the family moved to Las Cruces, N.M., a better climate for the artist’s father, who had tuberculosis. Like his father, Mr. Artschwager studied at Cornell, concentrating on mathematics and sciences, though he was deeply interested in art. Before completing his degree he was drafted into the Army in 1944 and saw combat in Europe, suffering a slight wound at the Battle of the Bulge. Afterward he was assigned to counterintelligence in Vienna, where he met and, in 1946, married his first wife, Elfriede Wejmelka. Back in the United States after the war, Mr. Artschwager completed his bachelor’s degree at Cornell but soon, with his wife’s strong encouragement, decided to become an artist. He moved to New York and began attending the Studio School of the painter Amédée Ozenfant, who, along with Le Corbusier Foundation in Paris, had founded a form of late Cubism called Purism. By then the couple had a child, and Mr. Artschwager supported his family as a bank clerk and then a furniture maker. In the early ’50s he stopped making art and went into business building furniture until a fire destroyed his workshop in 1958. Resuming art making, he had his first exhibition — of paintings and watercolors of Southwestern landscapes — at the Art Directions Gallery in New York. In 1960, an exhibition of assemblages by the sculptor Mark di Suvero inspired Mr. Artschwager to begin using his woodworking skills to make his own sculpture. A year later, a photograph picked up on the street prompted him to start making paintings based on black and white photographs. A big break came when he sent, unsolicited, a note and slides to the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York’s leading showcase for new art. The gallery quickly took him on for a group show that included Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. He remained with Castelli for 30 years. It was at the Castelli gallery, in 1965, that Mr. Artschwager had the first show of work that was recognizably his own. During the ensuing decades he participated in many important international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale and Documenta, in Kassel, Germany. The Whitney produced its first Artschwager retrospective in 1988-89. It later traveled to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris and Düsseldorf. His last solo exhibition with Gagosian Gallery was last fall at its branch in Rome featuring sculptures of pianos. “Early and late, his work stood out for its blunt, mute weirdness,” Holland Cotter wrote in The New York Times in reviewing the recent Artschwager retrospective at the Whitney. A 1963 sculpture, “Portrait II,” for example, resembles a bedroom dresser with no drawers and a sheet of Formica where a mirror might be. The table in “Table Prepared in the Presence of Enemies” (1993) “looks like a low-rise guillotine,” Mr. Cotter wrote. He added: “Violence is implicit in a lot of Mr. Artschwager’s art, which may be the most intriguing thing about it, the element that gives bite to what would otherwise pass for Magrittean whimsy.” Mr. Artschwager’s political views were less apparent. In 2003, he painted three identically framed portraits, of a blank President George W. Bush, a smiling Osama bin Laden and a grim-looking one of himself. “Each painting looks cracked, creviced and soiled, as if just dug up from rubble,” Mr. Cotter observed. Mr. Artschwager was married four times, the first three marriages ending in divorce. In addition to his wife, the former Ann Sebring, he is survived by his daughters Eva Artschwager and Clara Persis Artschwager; a son, Augustus Theodore Artschwager; a sister, Margarita Kay, and a grandson. David Nolan, whose Manhattan gallery has shown drawings by Mr. Artschwager, said the artist had recently exhibited new paintings and works on paper that he created on a return to New Mexico, inspired in part by the colors of the landscape there he had known so well as a boy. William McDonald contributed reporting. A version of this article appears in print on Feb. 11, 2013, on Page D8 of the New York edition with the headline: Richard Artschwager, Painter and Sculptor, Dies at 89. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe
Richard Pomeroy
Richard Pomeroy
Richard Rosenblum
New York Times by Holland Cotter February 20, 2000 Richard Rosenblum, a sculptor and a collector of Asian art, died on Tuesday at his home in Newton, Mass. He was 59. Link - http://www.nytimes.com/2000/02/20/nyregion/richard-rosenblum-59-sculptor-and-a-collector-of-asian-art.html
Richard Singer
Richard Singer
Robert Fosdick
Robert Fosdick. Robert was a friend of Robin Hill and Tom Bills. We met him visiting them in Nova Scotia.
Robert Schoelkopf
Robert Schoelkoff. An obituary of art dealer Robert Schoelkoff can be found in the New York Times, April 6, 1991, at http://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/06/obituaries/robert-schoelkopf-art-dealer-was-63.html.
Romulis Linney
Romulis Linney
Roy Davis
Roy Davis. An obituary for art dealr Roy Davis can be found in Art Media Agency, September 17, 2014, at http://en.artmediaagency.com/94297/art-dealer-roy-davis-passes-away/.
Rudy Burckhard
Rudy Burckhardt. An obituary of artist Rudy Burckhardt can be found in the New York Times, August 4, 1999, http://www.nytimes.com/1999/08/04/arts/rudy-burckhardt-85-photographer-and-filmmaker-dies.html.
Sam Beall
Sam Beall
Sandra Warshaw
Sandra Warshaw ( born Choset). Sandra was my first cousin. She was a relatively young woman when she died, leaving a husband and two young children.
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman. My maternal grandmother.
Scott Burton
Scott Burton. An obituary of artist Scott Burton can be found in the New York Times, January 1, 1990, at http://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/01/obituaries/scott-burton-sculptor-whose-art-verged-on-furniture-is-dead-at-50.html.
Sidney Roseman
Sidney Roseman (September 23, 1913 - July 10, 1995) My father.
Teddy Sullivan
Teddy Sullivan. Teddy (Edward Patrick Sullivan), February 29, 1936-Novemebr 15, 2000. Catherine Murphy's cousin, brother of Billy Sullivan.
Vibha Nagrath Dhingra
Vibha Nagrath Dhingra 3/27/2019 Vibha Nagrath Dhingra, age 74, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Winchester, passed away on March 27, 2019. Vibha was born in her grandfather Lala Ralya Ram Nagrath‘s home on Keeling Road, New Delhi, India on September 21, 1944. Despite losing her mother, Jasmati Devi Nagrath, when she was only six month’s old and her father Inderjit Nagrath, when she was only four, Vibha had a happy childhood in her grandfather’s house. She and her older sister Abha, were lovingly raised by their younger brother Ranjit Nagrath’s mother Savitri Devi Nagrath and were lucky to have the love and care of a large extended family including their grandparents and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Vibha attended boarding school in the foothills of the Himalayas from the age of four. She completed her elementary, secondary, and collegiate studies at the Sacred Heart Convent School in Dalhousie. Her lifelong love of nature and her indelible connection to the mountains began there. In 1966, at the age of 22, she married Satish Dhingra and they moved, first to Canada, and then to the United States. While Satish pursued his master’s degree, Vibha got her green card and her first job, as a clerk in the computer lab at MIT. Vibha and Satish welcomed their first son, Anand in 1969 and their second son, Vivek in 1976 and just six months later, Vibha became a citizen of the United States. After living in Cambridge and Belmont, they settled in Winchester, MA in 1978. When they separated in 1980, Vibha became a single mother. After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, Vibha worked tirelessly to support her sons. She never remarried, singular in her focus on her children and her desire to maintain her independence. In 1983 Vibha completed her MBA from Suffolk University. Despite their divorce in 1986, Vibha maintained a cordial relationship with her ex-husband, until his death in November 2017. After a successful career in corporate accounting, Vibha retired in 2009 and moved to Nashua, NH. She spent the last year at Apple Valley Center in Ayer, MA where she made many friends among the staff and residents. Vibha loved animals, especially dogs. She enjoyed international travel and learning about history; she loved to read biographies and discuss current events. She had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing classical Indian music as well as hymns in English. In recent years, she spent considerable time in her garden. She loved plants and flowers and was especially fond of peonies. Vibha enjoyed a wide circle of friends from every chapter of her life. Her two grandsons were her pride and joy. Vibha is survived by her sister Abha Gupta (née Nagrath) and her husband Promod Gupta of New Delhi, India; her son Anand Dhingra and his wife Holly (née Parker) of Nashua, NH; her son Vivek Dhingra and his wife Catherine (née Bingham) and her grandsons Nikhil and Rhys of Wakefield, MA; as well as many cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews and countless friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at Costello Funeral Home, Saturday April 6th 2019 from 1pm to 2pm. Visiting hours will follow the service from 2pm to 5pm. Sign Driving Directions Print Page Share Costello Funeral Home 177 Washington Street Winchester, MA USA 01890 781-729-1730 HOME / BACK
Vinnie Dolan
Vinnie Dolan, May 17, 1916 - December 21, 2000, Vinnie Dolan was Diane Sullivan's father. Diane is married to Paul Sulliva, Catherine Murphy's first cousin. Thus we are all cousins.
Warner Ragland
Warner Ragland. Deceased around 1992, A friend of my brother, Neil Roseman. They went to the Culinary Institute of America together, where they met.
Wendy Wasserstein
Wendy Wasserstein. An obituary for playwright Wendy Wasserstein can be found in the New York Times, January 31, 2006, at http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/31/theater/31wasserstein.html.
Willa Beall
Willa Beall
Willie Chose
Willie Choset. Willie Choset was my uncle. He was married to my father's sister Eleanor Choset (born Roseman)
Xavier Foucade
Xavier Fourcade, 1927-1987. An obituary of art dealer Xavier Foucade can be found at the New York Times, April 29, 1987, at http://www.nytimes.com/1987/04/29/obituaries/xavier-fourcade-dead-at-60-dealer-in-contemporary-art.html.

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