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David Anthony Cole ’61

Published in Jan. 24, 2001, issue

David died Apr. 16, 2000, of pulmonary fibrosis. Born in Charleston, S.C., he came to Princeton from Lakeside H.S. in Seattle. At Princeton, he majored in philosophy, lettered in soccer, and took his meals at Colonial. He then earned master's and doctoral degrees in critical theory at Brandeis, where he met his wife, Susan. They married in 1963.

After teaching English at the City U. of New York for nine years, David took up his life's passion and embarked on a career in art that brought him worldwide recognition. His artist's books and correspondence art can be found in private and institutional collections around the world, including the Getty and the Museum of Modern Art.

He is survived by Susan, pres. of Montclair State U., his children, Simon '89 and Alexa, daughter-in-law Laura '89, and a granddaughter, Sonia. With them, we mourn the passing of our classmate.

The Class of 1961

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