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In Memoriam: Remembering the Curators, Artists, Writers, Dealers, and Arts Patrons We Lost in 2022

As the earth completes another trip around the sun, Artnet News invites you to pause and remember those we lost in the art world in 2022.

The list below is arranged according to the date the obituary was published. The full headlines link to Artnet News coverage, the listed names and professions direct to stories published by other news outlets.


‘A Dazzling and Powerful Force for Good and Change’: Friends and Colleagues Remember the Late Artist and Feminist Trailblazer Paula Rego

Tony Knipe, artist

Tim Sale, comic artist

Manfredi della Gherardesca, curator

Marina Lambraki-Plaka, museum director

Austrian Billionaire Heidi Goëss-Horten Has Died at Age 81, Just Days After Opening Her Private Museum in Vienna

Jeane Hamilton, arts patron

Hunter Reynolds, artist

Artist Margaret Keane, Whose Husband Tried to Take Credit for Her Paintings of Big-Eyed Characters, Has Died at 94

Duncan Hannah, artist

Painter Sam Gilliam, Celebrated for His Boldly Colored Draped Canvases, Has Died at 88

Sophie Lauwers, museum director

Robbie Kienzle, city planner and public art advocate

Yves Coppens, archaeologist

Jacques Villeglé, artist

Tarek Al-Ghoussein, photographer

Arnold Skolnick, artist

Michel David-Weill, collector