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Andrew Causey, Professor Emeritus of Modern Art History

30 Jun 2014

Andrew Causey, Professor Emeritus of Modern Art History, died last Friday (27 June) at the age of 74 after a long illness

Andrew had been appointed to a lectureship at the University in 1972 following spells working as an art journalist and teaching at St Martin’s School of Art. He worked at Manchester for thirty-five years until his retirement in 2007.

As an art historian Andrew will be remembered for his many publications on modern art, particularly modern British art and modern sculpture. He was also active in many arts bodies, most notably as a Trustee of the Henry Moore Foundation and on the Advisory Council of the Paul Mellon Centre.
Andrew will be remembered at Manchester with great affection by his colleagues and his students. His teaching was characterised by both its generosity and its forensic precision, and his kindness and calm guidance helped many postgraduate students and younger colleagues in their first steps into academia. He was an energetic and innovative Head of Department, a position he held three times. He remained an active writer in his retirement. He is survived by his two sons Leo and Edgar.