Lee R. Baxandall
(January 26, 1935 - November 28, 2008)
Lee R. Baxandall died in
Born January 26, 1935, in
After graduating from
Upon the death of his father in 1970, Lee returned to
Lee was also an ardent and knowledgeable collector of art. Perhaps his most important contribution in this realm was his recovery and promotion of the long-ignored works of Robert Koehler, a 19th Century German-American artist who’s most significant painting, “The Strike,” depicts a unique moment in the history of the labor movement in
In addition to his prolific writings on naturism, and his plays, essays, poems, commentaries and works of aesthetic criticism, Lee was a noted translator of the German playwright Bertolt Brecht. Lee’s many books include Radical Perspectives in the Arts, Marxism and Aesthetics, and (with Stefan Morawski)Marx & Engels on Literature and Art.
Lee is survived by his wife, Johanna Moore Baxandall of Oshkosh; his son, Phineas Baxandall (from a previous marriage to Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall) and grandchildren, Julian and Nell Baxandall, of
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Seefeld Funeral and Cremation Services,
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Please visit www.seefeldfuneral.com to send online condolences to the family.
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