In memoriam: Visual arts professor Sarah Charlesworth

Visual artist Sarah Charlesworth, a Princeton faculty member since 2012, died June 25 at age 66. Her conceptual art included the “Modern History” series, comprised of photographed newspaper covers that she altered in various ways, such as removing all words except the verbs.

Charlesworth taught in MFA programs at the School of Visual Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design for 20 years before joining Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts as a lecturer with the rank of professor in the visual arts. Her courses at the University included “Introductory Photography” and “Advanced Questions in Photography,” and she was slated to teach a freshman seminar in the fall.

The Princeton flag over East Pyne has been raised at half-mast in Charlesworth’s memory.