Stephen C. Foster

Stephen C. Foster, instructor in art, 1972-73 and assistant professor of art, 1973-74, died on November 26, 2018, in New London, Connecticut.

(The following was published in The Day on December 4, 2018):

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Stephen C. Foster, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in New London.

Art historian, scholar, author of numerous books on twentieth century art, faculty member at Bowdoin College in Maine, professor emeritus at the University of Iowa, and founder of Stephen Foster Fine Arts Brokerage, Stephen had a celebrated career spanning half a century.

Born in Princeton, Ill., on Dec. 3, 1941, to Joseph and Vera (Brenneman) Foster, Stephen found his passion in the study of art and its impact on society. He received a PhD in art history from The University of Pennsylvania and was the recipient of honors and awards from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Getty Grant Program, The Mellon Foundation, and The Smithsonian. A man of humor, considerable charm, and deep principles, he was enthusiastic about his work and loved by his students, friends, and colleagues.

He is survived by his loving wife and collaborator, Estera Milman; his son, Michael (Kalani); his daughter, Carlyn; stepdaughters, Mica Pollock (Joe) and Nira Pollock (Rick); eight grandchildren; and brother, Brian Foster.

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