A remembrance and celebration of Oregon artists who died in 2021

Stella McDaniel

Oregon kid’s writer Beverly Cleary


For additional than 20 decades Oregon Art Beat has been exploring the breathtaking creativeness of Oregon’s numerous arts community. It is with disappointment but also a deep appreciation of their operate that we keep in mind artists who died in 2021. All of us on Art Defeat are honored that these artists shared their tales with us. We rejoice their indelible contributions to the arts and tradition landscape of Oregon.

Beverly Cleary

An iconic author of children’s novels, Beverly Cleary expended most of her own childhood in Northeast Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood. She would go on to make Klickitat and Tillamook streets renowned in her books. Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins and Ralph S. Mouse are amid some of her greatest-known characters. Cleary received quite a few awards in her extensive life, which includes a Nationwide Medal of the Arts, numerous Newbery Honors and in 2000 she was named a Library of Congress Living Legend.

Patricia Clark

Grasp printmaker Patricia Clark, retired chair of the Artwork Section at California Point out University, Lengthy Beach, went on to found print studio Atelier 6000 in Bend, turning into a winner of the arts local community in central Oregon.

Dave Frishberg

Environment-renowned jazz pianist and composer Dave Frishberg, recognized for recording and doing with Rebecca Kilgore and lots of other individuals, also lent his abilities to educate generations soon after him by producing music for the Schoolhouse Rock! collection.

Julie Environmentally friendly

Julie Environmentally friendly was an Oregon Condition University professor and an artist who brought consideration to the realities of dying row inmates with her seminal perform focusing on their final-meal requests.

Molly Cliff Hilts

Painter Molly Cliff Hilts was very well regarded for her expansive landscapes, birds, and continue to lifes, as nicely as her perform organizing salons and workshops to share the pleasure of generating.

Carlton Jackson

A substantially sought-following drummer, Carlton Jackson played and recorded with several of Oregon’s greatest musicians, was a host on KMHD, and appeared various instances on Art Conquer.

Hiroshi Ogawa

Elkton master ceramicist Hiroshi Ogawa established function with his classic Hikarigama (“Dragon”) anagama kiln, sharing the practical experience with a local community of artists.

Sue Orlaske

La Grande artist Sue Orlaske’s really like of mother nature and generate to experiment led her to obtain a way to use purely natural fibers and crops in its place of glazes on her ceramic art.

Robert Schlegel

Painter Robert Schlegel’s eye for architectural kind and skill with sketching and painting seemed to evoke places from our collective past.

We are grateful to these artists for granting us an personal see into their lives and perform, inspiring us all.

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