On the passing of Steven F. Gately

State Art Collection artist passed last week

Official Statement from the S.C. Arts Commission

The South Carolina Arts Commission expresses its sadness after learning that Prof. Steven F. Gately passed last week according to reports.

Gately was a long-time tenured faculty member at Francis Marion University. He coordinated its visual arts programs and in 2006 was named an endowed chair as the C.B. and Marlene Askins Professor of Art. His work is included in the permanent collections of notable South Carolina museums, including the Gibbes and Columbia museums of art, and the State Art Collection, managed by the SCAC.

The S.C. Arts Commission extends its warmest condolences to the surviving members of Gately’s family with gratitude for his accomplishments and excellence as a practitioner of art in the state, which is better for his contribution to its culture.

No further details were provided in a brief news story. An obituary has not been posted.