Frederick Spring Osborne Jr., 80


Frederick Spring Osborne Jr., 80 of Princeton NJ and Philadelphia PA, died on October 28th at home in Chester, CT.  Fred began his career as the Director of Undergraduate Sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania and Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Penn, progressed to a faculty member in the Graduate Program of Arts Education and Director of Continuing Education at Philadelphia College of Art; Co-founded the Vermont Studio Center, Dean of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and finally President Emeritus of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Fred had great influence on all with his gentleness, wisdom & patience.

Fred is survived by his wife Judith Barbour Osborne, daughters Sophie Simpson of Philadelphia and Jessica Mungekar of Sewell, NJ, sister Lydia Osborne of Pennington, NJ and respective families. He was predeceased by his son Thomas Spring Osborne who left behind wife Natasha of Philadelphia and two now-grown children.