Obituaries

  • John Grillo, 97; American Abstract Expressionism Pioneer

    John Grillo, an American painter whose career spanned almost 80 years, died November 26 at Cape Cod Hospital due to heart failure. He was 97. Grillo was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, working alongside Mark Rothko and Cly...

  • David Teiger, 85, Folk And Contemporary Art Collector

    David Teiger, who formed an important collection of American folk art before turning his attention to Modern and contemporary art, has died. The management consultant was 85. Advised by the late New Jersey collector Harvey Kahn, Teiger gathered weath...

  • Joyce Golden, 84; Agency Head Loved The Business Of Antiques

    Joyce Golden died peacefully at her home in New York City on November 16 following a long illness. The retired founder of Joyce Golden & Associates, the advertising agency bearing her name, was 84. In late 2003, on the eve of ...

  • Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire Dealer Spread Beauty, Kindness

    Marjorie Allen, creator of so much beauty, died peacefully at home, overlooking her beloved Squam Lake on November 15. She was born December 25, 1946, grew up in Eastchester, N.Y., and graduated from Eastchester High School. Allen completed a BA in educat...

  • Bill Caskey, Devoted Show Promoter

    Bill Caskey, partner in the show promotions company Caskey Lees, died Thursday, November 20, due to complications from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He was 67 years old. Bill was born to Dorothy and Elmer Caskey on February 20, 1947. He spent his early childhood...

  • Lee B. Pirkey, Managed Alice Peck Day Shows

    Lee Pirkey passed on Friday, November 7, at her home in Wiscasset with her daughter, Elizabeth Graff and other family members with her, after a yearlong battle with breast cancer. Born in Absecon, N.J., on June 23, 1935, she was trained for the pipe organ and classical pi...

  • Oscar, A First In Line Show Regular

    On October 10, Gary Moroch of Providence R.I. lost his dear gentle older Beardie, Oscar. He died naturally and peacefully at home at the age of 14½. Oscar had been a “first in line regular” waiting patiently at s...

  • Irvin Basil Boyd Sr, 87; Former Pennsylvania Dealer

    Well-known antiques dealer and collector Irvin Basil Boyd Sr died of congestive heart failure on Monday, October 20, at his home. He was born in Philadelphia where he attended Germantown High School, but did not finish classes there as, at the age of 17, he enlisted...

  • N. Pendergast Jones, Managed Winter Antiques Show

    N. Pendergast Jones, a former antiques dealer who managed the Winter Antiques Show during a turbulent period in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died September 15. Known as Penny, Jones came to national prominence participating...

  • Peter Davidian, 78, Antiques, Americana Dealer

    On September 25, the antiques community lost well-known Cape Cod dealer Peter Davidian, 78, to cancer. Born in Lawrence, Mass., he graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Northeastern University, where he majored in industrial security and law e...