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  • Eva Zeisel dies at 105; ceramic artist and designer known for her tableware

    Eva Zeisel dies at 105; ceramic artist and designer known for her tableware
    Eva Zeisel, one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century who created lyrical yet practical tableware and ceramics, has died. She was 105.
  • Sori Yanagi dies at 96; pioneer of Japanese industrial design

    Sori Yanagi dies at 96; pioneer of Japanese industrial design
    Sori Yanagi, whose designs for stools and kitchen pots brought the simplicity and purity of Japanese decor into the everyday, has died. He was 96. The pioneer of Japan's industrial design died Sunday of pneumonia in a Tokyo hospital, Koichi Fujita of...

    Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter

    Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter
    Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83....

    Robert Hecht Jr. dies at 92; controversial dealer in classical antiquities

    Robert Hecht Jr. dies at 92; controversial dealer in classical antiquities
    When Robert E. Hecht Jr. arrived at the loading platform of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the fall of 1972, he was carrying a large wooden box and was escorted by an armed guard. Inside the box was perhaps the finest Greek vase to survive...

    PASSINGS: Dick Kniss, Kazimierz Smolen, Miguel Nazar Haro, Dimitra Arliss, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro

    PASSINGS: Dick Kniss, Kazimierz Smolen, Miguel Nazar Haro, Dimitra Arliss, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
    Dick Kniss Bass player with Peter, Paul and Mary Dick Kniss, 74, who played stand-up bass with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit "Sunshine on My Shoulders," died Wednesday of pulmonary disease at a hospital near his...