West Chester resident Louise D. Clement-Hoff, a longtime artist and teacher at Philadelphia’s Fleisher Art Memorial, has died at the age of 93, writes Bonnie Cook for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Clement-Hoff had been with the art institution for nearly seven decades. For her lasting impact on the school, where she was beloved by faculty and students, she was recognized with the 2015 Founder’s Award.
During that same awards ceremony, she was presented with a citation from Michael Nutter, who was Mayor of Philadelphia at the time.
“It is difficult to imagine Fleisher without Louise’s presence,” the school wrote in an online message. “She will be deeply missed and impossible to replace.”
Clement-Hoff taught painting, sculpture, and drawing classes. Over the years, she taught at the Woodmere Art Museum and the Hussian College School of Art.
She was also an adjunct professor of art at West Chester University, where she was honored with a retrospective exhibition at the McKinney Gallery in 1998.
Her artwork is in private collections throughout the country.
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