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Jeff Donaldson (G74), 71, of Washington , D.C., Feb. 29. An influential African American artist, art historian, art critic and educator, Mr. Donaldson used politics and a social agenda as inspiration for his work. His 1967 Wall of Respect, painted on a South Side Chicago building, featured more than 50 African American historical figures.
In 1968 Mr. Donaldson co-founded the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. He was head of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University from 1990 to 1998 and vice president of the Barnes Foundation, a Philadelphia-based art education center.
Mr. Donaldson is survived by a daughter, Jameela Donaldson, a son, Tarik Jeff Redd Donaldson, and a sister, Vida Stewart.
Robert J. Harth
Robert J. Harth (WCAS77), 47, New York City, Jan. 30. As the artistic and executive director of Carnegie Hall, Mr. Harth guided the famed institution through two of its most tumultuous years following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Arriving at his new job in New York only five days after the Twin Towers fell, Mr. Harth helped Carnegie Hall cope with a steep economic downturn in the months that ensued. He oversaw the management of all aspects of the world-renowned hall, including the opening of a new underground stage and merger negotiations with the New York Philharmonic.
Mr. Harth is survived by his parents, Sydney and Teresa, his companion, Stacey Buck, his son, Jeffrey Curtis, and his sister, Laura.
Laurence R. Kamm
Mr. Kamm is survived by his wife, Claire, and two daughters, Kristin and Lauren.
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Times
Sherman R. Lewis Jr.
Sherman R. Lewis Jr. (WCAS58), 67, New York City, March 11. Mr. Lewis worked for 30 years at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., most recently as a vice chair and international investment banker.
He was a trustee of Northwestern, a founding member and past chair of the Board of Visitors of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and an alumni regent. He earned a Northwestern Alumni Association Merit Award in 1983 and its Service Award in 1993.
Mr. Lewis served on the Council on Foreign Relations, President Reagan's Commission on Housing and the President's Council for International Youth Exchange.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, sons Thomas and Michael, daughters Catherine and Elizabeth, two grandchildren, and brothers Randal and Robin Lewis (EB62).
June Singer (SESP59, G68), 85, Beachwood, Ohio , Jan. 29. Ms. Singer pioneered the Jungian branch of analytical psychology.
After earning her doctorate in psychology, she began a private practice in clinical psychology and later founded the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago in Evanston. She later served as a professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
A popular speaker and author, Ms. Singer is credited with putting Jungian psychology on the map as a clinical discipline as well as making it understandable to those outside the field.
She is survived by her husband, Irving Sunshine, her sister, Suzanne, stepsons Jonathan and Carl and five grandchildren.