Tribute to the Fallen of 2013 – Contemporary Artists

Richard Artschwager (89, complications of stroke, American, Painter, sculptor)

Jack Beal (82, American, Realist painter)

Jon Bell Jr. (76, complications of cancer, American, painter)

Michael Patrick Cronan (61, Cancer related, American, Graphic Designer and Brand Identity)

Antonio Frasconi (93, Born in Argentina, raised in Uruguay, lived in America, Woodcut)

Mitchell Hooks (90, American, Illustrator, most known for movie posters and pulp novel covers)

Pasha P183 (29, undisclosed causes, Russian, muralist/painter/graffiti artist)

Henk Peeters (84, Dutch, minimalist)

Shozo Shimamoto (85, Japanese, Avant Garde Emperimentalist)

Merton D Simpson (84, American, abstract expressionist)

Storm Thorgerson (69, cancer, British, graphic designer, best known for some of the most well known album covers for Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and many more)

Wen-Ying Tsai (84, Born in China, lived in America, Sculptor/Cybernetics)

Oleg Vassiliev (82, Born in Russia, lived in America Nonconformist)

Arturo Vega (65, undisclosed causes, American, Painter/Designer, most known for creating the iconic Ramones logo and being their official/unofficial spokesperson)

Charles Waterhouse (89, American, painter mostly of military scenes)

Tribute to the Fallen of 2012: Visual Artists in all fields

Adam Adamowicz (43, cancer): Concept artist at Bethesda Software.  They have provided an excellent and amazing obituary showing his work for Skyrim and Fallout.

Louis Boekhout (92, natural causes): Realist painter

Theophilus Brown (92, natural causes): Figurative painter

Also watch this tour of an exhibit from 2011 conducted by the artist himself

Ralph McQuarrie (82, complications of Parkinson’s): Best known as the concept artist for Star Wars, McQuarrie was an accomplished painter as well and designed for E.T., Indiana Jones, Close Encounters.

James Metcalf (86, natural causes): Metal & Copper sculptor

Rusty Mills (49, colon cancer): Animation Veteran.   As of now his official website still is up.

NEKST (all info undisclosed): All city Graffiti artist
The Houston Press has an amazing obituary on this talented artist.   This is also the one time I can actually use my own images as tribute.