Dore Bowen is an editor at large for the Brooklyn Rail. She is a Research Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University.
A Tribute to William Graham AnthonyBy Dore Bowen
William Graham Anthony, an artists artist known for his satirical paintings and drawings, died tragically on December 24, 2022 at the age of 88. His death was caused by complications after rushing into a fire that engulfed his ninth-floor apartment at Westbeth Artists Housing in New York City. It is likely, friends agree, that he rushed into the blazing apartment to save his artwork, which lined the walls of the studio he shared with his wife Norma (née Neuman) for forty years.