In Remembrance: Roy Superior ’62MFA Died on August 28 2013

Roy Superior, 78, of Williamsburg, Massachusetts, died peacefully after a brief illness on August 28, 2013. A true Renaissance man, Roy was not only a highly original and brilliantly talented visual artist but also a traditional jazz clarinet player, writer, a lifelong fly fisherman and a hedonist, whose love of life, and food, made him feel most at home in Italy, where he spent long periods of time.

Roy was a professor of art, having earned degrees in fine arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and a master's of fine art from Yale Univeristy. A recipient of numerous awards and grants, Roy's art work is in many public and private collections including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C., the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut, and Agnes Gund, a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Roy Superior will be remembered as a mentor by scores of students for his words of support, inspiration, wisdom, and his joyful humor and laughter.

Excerpts from a full obituary published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on September 11, 2013.

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