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William Heick II Photographer and documentary filmmaker Born October 6, 1916, passed away September 13, 2012, at the age of 96. His son William III and daughters Susan Heick and Cathy McCool survive him. He is predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Jeanne Heick, and his son Thomas. William was the only son of the seven children born to William and Margaret Heick of Kentucky. Raised in Kentucky, he began his career as a photographer in the Navy during WWII. He then attended the California School of Fine Arts, studying under Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange. His photographs of that period have been seen in galleries and museums around the country. His later work includes films made with the American Indian Film Project of the Pomo, Kwakiutl and Navajo cultures. His work with Bechtel Corp. filming construction projects took him around the world and to Indonesia where he did a series of films recording rare Indonesian dance performances. William loved travel, seeing different cultures and also getting together with close family and his many friends in Mill Valley. His family and friends will miss his sense of joy, humor, and spontaneity.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Nov. 2, 2012
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