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Date: 2007-05-22 13:59
Subject: Roy DeForest Dies
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Artist Roy DeForest Dies
May 21, 2007
Photo: Roy DeForest's portrait, side angle
Roy DeForest (from the late '60s-early '70s)

Editor's note: Roy DeForest's art can be viewed on campus and throughout the Bay Area.

Roy DeForest, who was born into a Nebraska farmworker family during the Great Depression and became one of the most important artists of his generation, died Friday following a brief illness. He was 77.
Photo: Roy DeForest's portrait, side angle

Artist Roy DeForest Dies

Editor's note: Roy DeForest's art can be viewed on campus and throughout the Bay Area.

Roy DeForest, who was born into a Nebraska farmworker family during the Great Depression and became one of the most important artists of his generation, died Friday following a brief illness. He was 77.

"The idea was to expose students to as many ways to make art as possible, and let them find their own way. It was an incredibly enriching experience -- and Roy was an absolutely major contributor."

DeForest also had a fiercely independent spirit, said George Adams, owner of the George Adams Gallery. "That spirit should remain a lesson to the younger art world," Adams said. "Roy always went his own way. He never looked over his shoulder to see what someone else was doing. He never did anything like anybody else."

Prominent American sculptor John Buck, a student and longtime friend of DeForest, called the artist "the champion of imagination."

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