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Kevin Robert Bean, 60, of San Francisco, CA, passed away on Sunday (May 21, 2017) at his residence, following a 10 year battle with A.L.S.
A visitation will be held from 9-11 AM Saturday (October 28, 2017) at the Hagi & Baker Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Saturday (October 28, 2017) at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Dana Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Kinley & Kyla Yacko, Chris Yacko, Todd Yacko, Joe Gottemoller, Ron Yacko, Fritz Holzer, Harald Holzer and Jim Davisson.
He was born on March 23, 1957 in Streator to E.C. “Smokey” & Mary Ann (Hritz) Bean.
He is survived by his twin sister, Karen Bean-Yacko of Streator; 2 nephews: Christopher (Katie) Yacko of Normal, Todd (Crystal) Yacko of Beason; 2 great nieces: Kinley & Kyla Yacko; numerous cousins and two aunts: Joyce Hritz of Neenah, WI and Jean Davisson of Branson, MO.
He was preceded in death by his father, E.C. “Smokey” Bean, his mother, Mary Ann Brennan and his stepfather, Tim Brennan.
Kevin graduated from Streator Township High School in 1975 and he studied art history in German Studies in 1977, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1980 and graduated in 1986 from Maine College of Art in Portland Maine.
He then started teaching at Stanford University. He had a studio at Hunter’s Point Gallery.
His many accomplishments include: the Doris Goodhue-Dean Scholarship in 1983, the Marian Hahn Simpson Fellowship in 1993, the James Phelan Scholarship in 1994, the Ira Abraham Sr and Georgina Koenig Abraham Scholarship in 1994, The Valedictory Address Speaker at the University of California, Berkeley in 1995 and the Eisner Prize: Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1995, the Sandy and Barbara Dornbusch Visiting Professor- Lectureship in 1999, The Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship finalist in 2000, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Painting Award nominee in 2004.
He had many published works including, Glen Helfand, “Squeak Carnwath and Kevin Bean,” on sanfranciso.sidewalk.com in 1998, David Bonetti, “Gallery Watch: Three San Francisco Artists in their Prime,” in the San Francisco Examiner in 1998, Pamela Feinsilber, “Man in His Element” San Francisco Magazine in 1999, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, “The Cultural Desert: Art, Medicine, & Environment,” Mayo Clinic Scottsdale and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Cover Art for Exhibition Catalog in 2001, Ann Lawrence, “See and Be Scene: Out and About” in the San Francisco Examiner in 2002, Leah Garchik, “The In Crowd: The Art Scene,” San Francisco Chronicle in 2002, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, “From Here to Eternity: A panel discussion moderated by Hugh Downs”, May Center for Humanities in Medicine and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Ethics Committee, Cover Art for Ethics Lecture Series in 2002 and Colin Berry, “San Francisco in Napa? Yes!” in Artweek in 2003.
He was a former member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Streator. He loved traveling abroad and Austria and California were his two favorite places. His passions were painting and drawing. He loved the ocean, sailing and hiking.
Memorials may be made to A.L.S. Foundation.
Online condolences and remembrances may be shared at www.hagifuneralhome.com
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Saturday, October 28, 2017
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