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From Edward Winkleman we learn the very sad news that artist Nancy Spero has passed away at the age of 83. Spero earned a B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1949, and lived in Chicago with her husband, the painter Leon Golub in the early 1950s (where both were associated with the Monster Ronster group of Chicago artists, which also included Don Baum and H.C. Westermann) before moving to Paris to study painting. An interview with Spero conducted by Art21 can be found here. May she rest in peace.

Nancy Spero, Space Wars, gouache and ink on paper, 1966

Nancy Spero, Space Wars, gouache and ink on paper, 1966

Nancy Spero, War, handprinting on paper, 1986

Nancy Spero, War, handprinting on paper, 1986

Nancy Spero, Torture of Women, handprinting and typewriter collage on paper, 1985-1989

Nancy Spero, Torture of Women, handprinting and typewriter collage on paper, 1985-1989

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for Artforum.com and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.