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Painter June Harwood dies at 81; member of 'hard edge' art movement
Painter June Harwood dies at 81; member of 'hard edge' art movement

Abstract painter June Harwood, who was part of the so-called hard edge movement of the 1950s and '60s, has died at her home in Studio City where she lived alone. She was 81. Her body was found Sunday by a friend who came to check on her. Harwood had been in frail health for several months, said Dennis Reed, former dean of arts at Los Angeles Valley College where she taught from 1975 to 1993. She was the last remaining major artist associated with the hard edge group on the West Coast, and she was still painting until last year when a back problem and other ailments forced her to give it up, Reed said. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: June Harwood: A news obituary of artist June...

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