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John H Howard
THE BARD'S BIRTHDAY
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450 years ago yesterday. 30 years ago today, a lady visiting New York saw my Times page illustrating "Power lunches at the Four Seasons" and we got to meet. She gave me this project to produce a cartoon version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night working with RSC director David Gibson. About a year later, two days to deadline, whizzing down the Chelsea Embankment in rush hour, I collected a car, seriously rearranging my little XR 250 and my right arm. A month later and well plastered, I finished the final page with my left hand and  help from my right hand man, son Rupert. The book is  now in its 3rd decade of  printing and I share a little piece of history and an eternal link to the Bard. It's  just a bummer that neither of us enjoy royalties.
TURN OUT THE STARS
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Bye bye Thea, dear friend, indefatigable artist, storied and travelled, Thea Kliros, a fashion and children's book illustrator, died at home Thursday of
lung cancer. She was 78. A strong, engaging spirit, she was generous in sharing her passion for
life and art. Thea lived in Manhattan, but also cherished country weekends at her other home
near Millbrook, NY. Born Althea Friedberg on August 16, 1935, in Queens, she studied at
Bennington College and Yale University. She painted and exhibited, and had a long career as an
award-winning illustrator. Successful in publications such as Vogue and Women's Wear Daily,
she later turned to creating art grounded in the tradition of the great children's book illustrators of
the early 1900s. Her works often featured her grandchildren and her beloved affenpinscher. She
illustrated many books, but her rendition of The Wizard of Oz, published in 2010, was a favorite.
Husbands Theodore Kliros and David Neuman died before her. She is survived by her
companion David Douglas, children Adrian and Hilary Kliros, grandchildren Felix, Lotte, and
Fabian, son-in-law Dan Walworth, daughter-in-law Clara Vega Kliros, and her dog Petra.
AC DCeased
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Heir Apparent to King Heny Moore,Sir Anthony Caro, European Heavyweight Champon of I- Beam arrangement and Re-Contextualiser of Greco-Roman Classicim passed  two days ago. To those who knew and loved his ponderous works, light with dry humour, the Maestro will be remembered with  reverence, and missed. peace, love, JHH.
R.S.J. R. I. P.
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I first met Ronald Shannon Jackson at the old Knitting Factory next to Tommy Milanos in th '80's. This amazingly charismatic and poweful musician seemed indestructable. He gave me the shirt off his back, washed out and ragged now, I never imagined it would outlive him. Born the same year as me, he died of leukemia yesterday. Here's a little bit of youtube, how did we live without it? http://youtu.be/Pij4t9zKa8g
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