ALFRED V. DECREDICO 1944-2009

April 12th, 2010 § 1

Alfred V. DeCredico died on Saturday December 26, 2009. He was an Artist, a Professor of Foundation Studies Drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design. A memorial service was held for him on Saturday, April 10,2010

Paleus Melisanda: Blue Vevet by Alfred DeCredico

I am Alfred DeCredico’s friend and colleague. This chapter of our friendship and colleagueship started with the words, “he’s gone,” on the phone.

Honor him; “yes,” but I am not done with Alfred DeCredico. There are some artists or architects whose work you absorb pouring over pages for years and then you’re full. I did that with Louis Kahn’s work and I’m done. There are friends that part company, move-on—done. I’m not done with Alfred DeCredico. The world is not done with Alfred DeCredico. And I want to think about continuing.

So I made a list.  This is  A L F R E D  V.  D E C R E D I C O :

Ask, “What do you think about _________?”

Lobster bisque, a bushel of oysters and seaweed, Osso bucco, peach tart.

Fight the censors.

Recognize the intelligence of others.

Eat the bone marrow.

Drawing is everything.

Vice Versa

Deconstruct chaos.

Elixir of life.

Cohere Entropy.

Really laugh.

Everything isn’t wrong with double negatives.

Don’t hide in the politically correct.

In-tolerate intellectual laziness.

Couragio.

Open mind vices.

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Alfred  DeCredico died on Saturday December 26, 2009.  He was an Artist & a Professor of Foundation Studies Drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design.  A memorial service was held for him on Saturday, April 10th.

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§ One Response to “ALFRED V. DECREDICO 1944-2009”

  • julia catron says:

    Thank you so much for this. 25 years later, after being a young girl in his 2-d class, i am standing up in front of every class of young artists that i teach with Professor Decredico in mind. I am thinking tonite of the magnitude of great teaching, how one great and everlasting teacher can change the course of a life.
    forward on and forever with Al Decredico at the helm of pursuit of the extraordinary.
    Here is to our giant instructor of art and life.

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