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Lee Frances Sahlins Sherry ’70

Lee Frances Sahlins Sherry ’70, August 13, 2012, in New York. Born in Chicago to Bernard and Fritzie Sahlins, cofounders of the Second City improvisational comedy enterprise, Lee earned her degree in general literature, writing a thesis on James Joyce, “The Ineluctable Modality of the Verbial.” She began her career as an abstract painter in 1970 and studied art at the Art Students’ League and the New York Studio School for Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture. She traveled to Europe and North Africa, and her work was shown in a number of exhibitions, beginning in the mid-’70s. She was art editor and cover designer for ROOF, a magazine created by poet James Sherry ’68. Lee and James married and had one son. Survivors include her father and stepmother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2012

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