The passing of Artemis A. W. Joukowsky Jr.

December 18, 2020

Chancellor Emeritus Artemis A. W. JoukowskyChancellor Emeritus Artemis A. W. Joukowsky All of us at the Pembroke Center were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Chancellor Emeritus Artemis A. W. Joukowsky Jr. ’55 LLD’ 85 hon., P’87, GP’13, GP’14, GP’16, GP’17, GP’22. His loss will be felt keenly by the Brown University community, and we extend our condolences to his wife, Martha Sharp Joukowsky ’58, professor emerita of archaeology and the ancient world, and his family, including his children Nina Joukowsky Koprulu, Artemis Joukowsky III, and Michael Joukowsky ’87. 

With his wife, Dr. Joukowsky, Chancellor Joukowsky was a tremendous champion for Brown, advancing the intellectual mission of the institution as a whole through many initiatives and forms of volunteerism. Together they made a great and lasting impact on the Pembroke Center, establishing the Artemis A.W. and Martha Joukowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship, and supporting efforts to collect, preserve and promote women's history and feminist theorists and scholars of difference through the Pembroke Center Archives endowment.

“Arte was a leading light at the University, and together with Martha, someone who prioritized creating opportunities -- in teaching, learning, art, athletics and more,” said Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, director of the Pembroke Center. “He was a wonderful presence on campus, and you can see his impact on nearly every corner of it.”