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Caspar Gustav Henselmann passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 82 years of age. Caspar was born in 1933 in Germany and grew up in Ticino, Switzerland. His family immigrated in 1950 to the United States and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He received a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a diploma of medical illustration from the College of Medicine from the University of Illinois, putting himself through school working as a ballroom dance instructor. Upon graduation from college he worked in Detroit, Michigan, and during this time found his calling as a sculptor. In 1960, he settled in New York City where he worked as a medical illustrator, sculptor and professor of art. He has exhibited his artwork extensively in the US and Europe, including 25 solo shows, and his works can be found in museums and in many private collections both in Europe and the US. Caspar was a sweet, loving father and husband, an accomplished artist, chef, and dancer who loved and lived life to the fullest. He and his wife Evangeline loved traveling and particularly enjoyed spending summers in the Languedoc region of France at their summer home as well as on the island of Crete in Greece. Caspar is survived by his wife Evangeline Karantzakis Henselmann, sister Beatrice Werner Henselmann, two sons, Xavier Henselmann and Samuel Henselmann, five grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at the Marymount Villa, as well as the staff at VITAS Healthcare who each provided exceptional care for Caspar during his illness. Donations can be made to the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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