Wednesday, October 11, 2017

RIP Bonnie DeWitt



Bonnie DeWitt, an artist and teacher who lived in the East Village, died on Oct. 1. She was 34.

Here is part of her obituary, which does not mention the cause of death:

Born on August 11, 1983 in Plainview, NY, she was a daughter of David and Sara Dewitt. After graduating Old Beth Page John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview, she continued her education in Massachusetts at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, graduating in 2005. In 2007 she earned a Masters in Fine Arts at the New York Academy of Art.

Bonnie went on to pursue her passion for art in Manhattan, working as curator of the Kraine Gallery in the East Village. She then redirected her love of art towards teaching. She taught at the New York Academy of Art for nearly a decade, specializing in figure drawing. Her innate artistic abilities and dedication to her craft fueled her desire to share her talent and knowledge.

She loved to explore New York's museums and would often take her art students on field trips to the Met. Outside of museums, she spent her free time in her beloved neighborhood, the East Village. She had a vibrant personality and a great sense of humor. Full of compassion, she loved animals, and was always a helping hand to others in a time of crisis.

Bonnie had a radiant presence; anyone who had the opportunity to cross paths with Bonnie would agree that she was someone everyone wanted to know. She was a true rarity, someone who was and will always be unforgettable.

This Saturday from 3-5 p.m., her friends and loved ones are gathering for a celebration of her life at the Fish Bar on Fifth Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square. Find more details at Facebook.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

A rarity, she was actually a very talented artist. Her paintings are filled with lots of sad women leaking menstrual blood.

Anonymous said...

She was the greatest. I'll never forget her. The EV won't be the same without her.

Anonymous said...

Sad..rip..

Anonymous said...

RIP, sweetheart. So young and pretty :( Condolences to her loved ones...

John DeMaio said...

She was my whole life. Goodnight baby

Jeff said...

We may not be able to share a drink or a conspiratorial smile anymore, but she will continue to inspire everyone she touched, for many years to come.

Yid said...

Ay Bonnie...

Alexandro said...

RIP Bonnie. I miss you already.

Muffin Bird said...

Good heavens - most wonderful Bonnie has gone from us.
Gone to run wild, be free and frolic with the real stuff out beyond...
Bonnie touched my life every time I had the pleasure of her company.
A sense of freedom and abandonment. Love you Bonnie ...over the see !