Sad news for Winthrop…
Justin Van Hoy – the “Dutch Giant” – one of our most accomplished alumni of the VCOM-GD program, died.
Justin graduated from Winthrop in 2004, and soon moved west to Los Angeles. He had an early association with Designer/Artist Shepard Fairey. Justin opened his gallery in the Los Angeles area: http://thislosangeles.com/ (currently featuring a show, Parentheses, with the works of Paul Martyka and Reed Elliott) and announced the publication of his book, Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California.
“I’m more than a bit shocked by this. Dutch was an excellent designer, a powerful thinker, and a good, reliable friend; he cared deeply about what he was doing, was generous to others, and he was always a strong supporter of the program. He had beat back cancer, twice, and went through a terrific amount of pain for someone so young.
Whether you knew Dutch or not, take a moment to realize ‘one of our own has fallen.’ The world is a much poorer place for the loss of Justin.”
Check out Justin’s art and design at http://work.thedutchpress.com <http://work.thedutchpress.com/>