COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A University of Maryland professor has died from the coronavirus.
Professor David C. Driskell, a renowned artist, art historian, collector, and curator was identified as the victim.
President Wallace D. Loh released a statement on Saturday:
“To many on campus, Professor Driskell was a beloved friend. We grieve his passing. On behalf of the University, I offer our deepest condolences to his wife Thelma, to his daughters Daviryne and Daphne, and to his many friends and colleagues.”
It is heartbreaking to say that Distinguished Professor David Driskell is the first known death of our #UMD community due to COVID-19 complications. A towering figure in the art world. Our deepest condolences to the Driskell family. https://t.co/XC5BjzYo0F pic.twitter.com/0QrXxwV6dK— Wallace D. Loh (@presidentloh) April 4, 2020
To read his full statement, click here.