ENGELBRECHT Lloyd Charles Engelbrecht, internationally known art historian and professor emeritus from the University of Cincinnati, passed away quietly in his sleep on December 31, 2016 after a battle with cancer. He was born on October 14, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to Arthur Engelbrecht, a minister, and Gladys Osteyee Engelbrecht, a teacher and homemaker. Dr. Engelbrecht's most recent book was the comprehensive biography Moholy-Nagy: Mentor to Modernism. He co-authored the award-winning book, Henry Trost, Architect of the Southwest, with his late wife of more than 50 years, June Marie Fink Engelbrecht. In addition, he authored many scholarly articles, essays, and chapters and gave numerous talks over his long career as an art historian. Dr. Engelbrecht, a decorated World War II veteran and lifelong antiwar activist, was proud of the fact that he served his country without firing a shot. He recounted his service by remarking that he removed the bullets from his gun before working his shifts as a military policeman. Dr. Engelbrecht will be fondly remembered by his colleagues, students, friends, and family for his scholarship, political activism, generosity, and wit. He particularly enjoyed playing with words. For example, as a result of the feminist movement, he added phrases such as "person-hole cover" gleefully to his lexicon. Dr. Engelbrecht is survived by his daughters, Julie Rowlands (David), Khadija Engelbrecht Fouad (Aladdin), his grandchildren Omar Fouad (Noor), Maryam Fouad, Ibrahim Fouad, and Hussain Fouad, and his sisters Betty Vanni and Charlotte Erikson. As generous in death as in life, Dr. Engelbrecht donated his body to medical science. No memorial service is currently planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to your favorite progressive cause, such as the ACLU or Planned Parenthood.
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