Steve Reoutt Died on May 14, 2008 of pancreatic cancer. He was born in 1938 in Shanghai, China and at age 12 came to San Francisco, where he lived most of his life. In 1963 he traveled to the Soviet Union as a guide for the USIA graphic arts exhibit. He began teaching at the California College of the Arts in 1967 and taught there for 41 years as professor of graphic design. He was a founding member of the SFAIGA and made a fellow in 2001. In addition to teaching, he was a free-lance designer, illustrator, and painter. His oil paintings, watercolors, and monoprints have been exhibited widely. He lived a full life. He loved his work, painted a lot, played tennis, read a great deal, and traveled. When he was younger, he also skied, back-packed, and tortured a number of friends and family by making them hike 11-miles down switch backs to Pate Valley in Yosemite. He is survived by his son Mark; daughter, Kira; movie buddy, Olga; and four grandchildren. A party for friends and family will be held to Celebrate Steve's Life. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to CCA/Steve Reoutt Scholarship, Contact Camille Gerstel, CCA Advancement, 5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 5 to Jun. 8, 2008.