Monday, August 31, 2009

Abraham Rogatnick, 1923-2009

Abraham Rogatnick passed away on August 29, 2009.

The man's contributions to this city were enormous, from the New Design Gallery through teaching at UBC to his recent thoughts on the proposed Vancouver Art Gallery relocation.

I last saw him speak at the June service for Arthur Erickson at SFU where he delivered a ruminative and impassioned eulogy for his old friend, encapsulating the spirit of the man and the city which both called home.

He will be missed.