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LSU College of Art & Design to Host Memorial Service Sept. 12 for Former J. Franklin Bayhi Alumni Professor of Art History Mark Zucker

09/06/2013 01:43 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Art & Design will celebrate the life and work of former J. Franklin Bayhi Alumni Professor of Art History Mark Zucker during a memorial ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the Design Building auditorium. A reception will follow.

 

Zucker passed away on Aug. 3 while in Innsbruck, Austria.

 

A legendary figure in the LSU School of Art, Zucker was a specialist in Renaissance art and contributed seven volumes on 15th- and 16th-century Italian engraving to The Illustrated Bartsch, a definitive series of scholarly reference books on Old Master prints. He also published on various aspects of Renaissance art in leading international journals and had been working on relationships between Italian Renaissance art and literature.

 

Zucker received his doctorate from Columbia University. In 2001, he was the recipient of LSU’s Distinguished Faculty Award and was named J. Franklin Bayhi Alumni Professor of Art in 2003.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the LSU Foundation, Mark Zucker Memorial Scholarship c/o Julie LeFebvre, College of Art and Design, 102 Design Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or online at www.lsufoundation.org.

 

 

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Contact Angela Harwood
LSU College of Art & Design
(225) 578-9041
aharwood@lsu.edu

 

Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3871
alooney@lsu.edu