(A personal tribute from George A. Wanklyn, Associate Professor of Art History and European & Mediterranean Cultures)
It is with a real sense of great personal loss that I tell you, members of the AUP community, of the death of Francesca Weinmann. She died in Paris, at the Institut Curie, in the early morning of Friday, 4 March. Francesca – who much preferred the Italian form of her name to the Françoise she was given at birth – had been treated for a few years for breast cancer. She taught at The American College in Paris, which subsequently became The American University of Paris, from 1972 to 1999. Francesca founded the Art History department, and was asked by Dean Carol Maddison Kidwell to create the major in Art History, ACP’s first major. In 1982, Francesca was given the first Board of Directors Distinguished Teaching Award. Upon retirement, she became Associate Professor of Art History Emerita.
While she was being treated these past few years by her doctors in Paris and Italy, she maintained great optimism, and virtually unbounded confidence in their capacity to care for her. Francesca has asked to be buried in Loveno, next to her parents, in the small cemetery she showed me the first time I stayed at her house, a quarter of a century ago.We are accepting tributes from faculty members, students, alumni and friends. Please send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to the Francesca Weinmann tribute page
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