In memory of
Kurt Feuerherm Pittsford - Kurt died early Wednesday morning, November 6th, surrounded by family. His life was filled with loving relationships with people from everywhere he lived and visited. He has been described as having led an "amazing and gifted life." He left a legacy of beauty and joy to everyone he knew. Kurt's work ranged from paintings and drawings to ceramics and wood assemblages. He had a profound sense of nature, whether land formations or animals, birds and insects. Kurt was born in Berlin, Germany in March 1925, and emigrated to Buffalo, NY where he grew up with his parents, Erna and Erich, who were candy makers. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the army and fought in Italy for the duration of the war. When he returned to Buffalo, he made a decision to enter college as an art student after falling in love with the "smell of oil paints." After graduating from the University of Buffalo, he earned his master's degree from Cranbrook Academy of Arts, followed by fellowships to Yale University. Kurt taught at several universities in the US and in Florence, Italy. His work is in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Syracuse Everson Gallery, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, and Rochester Memorial Art Gallery. He is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughter, Lisa; his sons, Karl and Eric (Susie); and his granddaughter, Heidi. A private gathering will be held in late spring. Memorial gifts may be made to Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo), 137 East Ave., Rochester, NY, 14604. To share a memory of Kurt or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com .
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