Newsletter Archive: Spring 2008
neil cameron 1963-2008
Neil Cameron passed away in Edinburgh on 29 March 2008 at the age of 45. He will be remembered his work with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) and his role as an art critic for The Scotsman and the Architect’s Journal.
Philip Conisbee 1946-2008
Philip Conisbee, Curator of European Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, passed away on 16 January 2008, at the age of 62. Conisbee’s PhD dissertation at The Courtauld on Joseph Vernet led to the reassessment of his work in an exhibition devoted to him in London and Paris in 1976. After a career teaching in the universities of Reading, London, Cambridge, and Leicester, he moved to the United States in 1986.
vivien flaxman 1944-2008
Vivien Flaxman, who passed away in April, was Deputy Head of Sotheby’s Institute from 1985-2005. She studied for a BA at the Courtauld 1962-5. After teaching at Hull Regional College of Art she returned to take her MA in 1976.
Norbert Lynton 1927-2007
Norbert Lynton was a prolific writer on art, a committed educationalist, a modern day essayist, and a remarkable exhibition organiser. He came to Britain from Berlin with his family in the 1930s and established his career in the UK, becoming an OBE in 2006. At the time of his death Lynton had just completed a book on Vladamir Tatlin for Yale University Press.
Maud Rosenthal, nee Levy 1909-2007
Maud Rosenthal, who passed away in December 2007, was one of The Courtauld’s very first alumni, having chosen to study here at the introduction of her friend Sir Robert Witt. She attended last year’s Summer Party with her daughter, and carried a tremendous fondness for The Courtauld with her all her life.
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