UC Press is sad to announce the passing of Jane Daggett Dillenberger, who died at her home in Berkeley on November 11 at the age of 98. Dillenberger was professor emerita of art and religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and co-author of The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso, the first critical examination of Pablo Picasso’s use of religious imagery and the religious import of many of his works with secular subject matter. She studied at the University of Chicago and curated several exhibitions for the Berkeley Art Museum during the 1970s on spirituality and art.
A memorial service will be held for Dillenberger at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 2300 Bancroft Way in Berkeley on Saturday, December 6, at 2:00 pm. Read more about her life and work at the Graduate Theological Union.