I am sorry for your loss. My wife and I were talking the other day about how influential the role of a professor plays in the life of an artist. I will always remember when I was a student and struggled to refine an idea, as all young artists do. She would hurry back to the closet and pull out several books and show me a variety of examples of how other artists resolved a similar problem. She would always push and prod us to work harder and dig deeper. She was tough but fair. A great teacher. I am now an art professor in NC, and I do the same with my students. Her legacy lives on.