We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of two dear Madoo colleagues and friends.
Susan Fisher Haag, our graphic designer, died in mid-April from ovarian cancer after a five and half year battle with the disease. Susan received a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and printmaking from Parsons School of Design/The New School, and a master of fine arts in painting from Yale University. She was the owner/founder of Juice Design, a graphic design firm that created the current Madoo visual identity. Susan also served on the board of Wellness in the Schools. She is survived by her husband Larry Haag of Sag Harbor, NY. Read her obituary here.
Gerard Widdershoven passed away on June 14th. Gerard joined the board of the Madoo Conservancy five years ago and served as its Treasurer for the past two and half years. Prior to his retirement in 2010 he was the founder of the influential Maison Gerard, the Manhattan-based Art Deco antiques gallery. Maison Gerard was one of the first galleries to highlight the works of Rene Buthaud, Jean-Michel Frank, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jacques Adnet, Line Vautrin and Jules Bouy—long before many of these names were recognized for their significant contributions to design. Gerard is survived by his husband Nicholas Howey of Bridgehampton. Read his obituary here.
Their love and enthusiasm for Madoo will be greatly missed.