Linnea Hedrick (1945-2014) - Memoriam Details

Linnea Hedrick (1945-2014)

Dr. Linnea (Dietrich) Hedrick, a former board member of the Midwest Art History Society, passed away on May 8, 2014.

Linn Hedrick was an art historian with interests in women in art from prehistory to the present, postcolonial theory and multiculturalism. She received her B.A. in International Relations from The American University in Washington, D.C. (1966), an M.A. in American Studies (1967) and Ph.D. in Art History (1973) from the University of Delaware.

Her dissertation topic, "A Study of the Symbolism in the Tahitian Paintings of Paul Gauguin: 1891-1893," was a connecting thread for much of her subsequent research. At her passing she was engaged in a collaborative book project on the Symbolists.

Her publications include Art: Discipline Analysis with Diane S. Hurd for the Women in the Curriculum Series (1997), contributions to several exhibition catalogs including two for the Miami University Art Museum—Audrey Flack: Reflections in a Mirror (1998) and Marking Time/Making Memory (2001)—and The Art Historian Pocket Reference guides on Post-Impressionist, Egyptian and Aegean art (2002).

She taught at the University of South Florida (1968-1989) where she received the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1989. She was chair of the Art Department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from 1989-1994. She retired in 2007. Linn is fondly remembered by the Midwest Art History Society for her valuable contributions during her years on the board, for her delightful personality and wonderful sense of humor.

Linn is survived by her husband David Hedrick and son Rick Dietrich.