Printmaker Charlotte Yudis died; also, my friend John McCalla


One of the greatest compliments you can give to an artist is that you know her by her works. I certainly didn’t know Charlotte Yudis in person, but her art was a consistent presence on the Philadelphia art scene–biomorphic forms in infinite constellations of space.

So I am passing on the information I got on her Tuesday death from Vince Romaniello, who took a class with her, as well as part 1 of his video about her; also here’s a link to the Fleisher Art Memorial notice of her passing.

John McCalla

On a more personal note, I learned yesterday that writer and editor John McCalla died Monday. He was 38, and when he was around 30, I hired him to work at the Penn Current. He was amazingly talented and a charmer, to boot. I was out of touch with him, so I feel doubly terrible. Here’s a link to the obit that ran in The Weekly Press, which includes an email that gives a sense of the person he was. At the time of his death, he was the editor of the Washington Business Journal. He was also a collector of art and people, and had bought a loopy piece from us–a pad of paper placemats. I do not know the cause of death.


charlotte yudis, john mccalla



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