Online Publication of the South-Central Renaissance Conference

In Memoriam: Mark J. Zucker

Posted on June 19, 2014

By Frances Malpezzi

We have belatedly learned of the death of Mark J. Zucker, J. Franklin Bayhi Alumni Professor of Art History at LSU.

He died suddenly on August 3, 2013 in Innsbruck, Austria.

From 1984 to 1994, Mark was a member of the Editorial Board of the Levy Foundation. The Foundation provided generous financial support for Explorations in Renaissance Culture during Bert Fields’s editorship. The Editorial Board advised and did peer reviews for EIRC and for the Foundation’s Explorations. From 1995 on Mark was Associate Art Editor for EIRC. Mark’s work for the journal was invaluable. He read every art history submission and provided thorough and detailed comments. Moreover, he could always be relied upon for sound advice. His essay “Homeliness and Humor in Renaissance Italy: Tales of Ugly (and Witty) Artists and Other Paragons of Ugliness,” won the 2004 Fields Award.

Information about the Mark Zucker Memorial Scholarship can be found on the LSU website.