Franz Schulze (1927-2019)

Blair Kamin   /  Source:  Society of Architectural Historians

Franz Schulze, a prolific Chicago art critic and educator who chronicled the lives and work of two of the 20th century’s most consequential architects, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, died Monday (December 9, 2019) at the Radford Green assisted living facility in north suburban Lincolnshire.

Schulze, who previously lived in Lake Forest , was 92. The cause of death was complications due to infections, according to his sons Matthew and Luke.

In addition to his work on Mies and Johnson, Schulze was highly regarded for his book on the Imagist artists who dominated Chicago’s art scene after World War II.

As a freelance art critic for the Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun-Times from the 1960s to the 1980s — and as a contributor to the nationally circulated magazines ARTNews and Art in America — Schulze reached a broad audience... [+]

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