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Joyce Schiller


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Joyce Schiller

ART HISTORIAN & MENTOR1950 - 2016 PITTSFIELD Joyce K. Schiller (nee Buch) died in an automobile mishap Monday, January 4, 2016. Born in Detroit in 1950, to the late Allen and Betsy Buch. She attended Cass Tech High School, University of Michigan and received her PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. She is survived by her husband, Lewis of 43 years, her brother, Raymond (Lindy), and brothers-in-law, Steven (Kris) and Sam (Suzanne). Joyce worked for many years as a museum curator, lecturer, and educator at the St. Louis Art Museum, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Delaware Art Museum and Norman Rockwell Museum. She published many articles and books on various aspects of late 19th and 20th century American art and illustration. Her love of art extended to all periods from ancient Roman to European, Asian and beyond. She was a wonderful teacher, and happiest when sharing her passion for the arts. She was most proud of her efforts to support and mentor students and young scholars. She believed that culture influenced art and art influenced society. SERVICES: A memorial service will take place at Knesset Israel Synagogue at 16 Colt Rd. PIttsfield on Thursday, January 7, at 3:30p.m. The family will be receiving condolences at their home 13 Lori Ct., Pittsfield: Thursday, January 7, 7 to 9p.m. (Minyan at 7:15 p.m.) Friday, January 8, 11 to 2p.m. Saturday, January 9, 7 to 9p.m. (Minyan at 7:15 p.m.) Sunday, January 10, 12 to 3p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations in Joyce's memory be directed to the Archives of American Art in Washington, DC, or the arts organization of the donor's choice.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 6, 2016
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