Anthropologist Edmund Snow Carpenter, who gained worldwide attention as a specialist in tribal art and visual media, died at his home on Long Island, N.Y., Saturday, after a long illness. Carpenter, the husband of Adelaide de Menil, was 89.

Read more here.

And, an excellent obituary in the New York Times here.

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