Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bill Komodore, 1932-2012

Photograph by Teresa Rafidi

Bill Komodore, painter and teacher, has died. Bill was born in Athens, Greece and immigrated to the United States in his teens. He studied with Mark Rothko, George Rickey, David Smith, and Hans Hoffman, before moving to New York in the late 50's. He was in shows such as The Responsive Eye at MoMA in 1964 and the Whitney Annual in 1965 & '67. For the latter part of his life, he lived, painted and taught in Dallas, Texas, at Brookhaven College and then at Southern Methodist University. Because of his teaching and painting, he was one of the most influential figures in the Texas art scene for decades. He will be missed.

There will be a memorial service for Bill on Friday, August 31st, in Perkins Chapel at SMU in Dallas, Texas at 2:00 PM.

Your Lips are Cold (Salome), 2010, 66 x 80 in. (168 x 203 cm), Oil & Graphite on Canvas

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