RIP Peter Bocour

The art world, especially the art world of Montclair, is mourning Peter Bocour, who passed away yesterday after a battle with leukemia.

Peter was a well-known painter of abstracts, whom Bernadette Baum interviewed, along with wife Nina, for a story in Barstanet last December. He was 62. He is survived by Nina, who is also an artist, and his daughters Angelica and Nico.

Bocour, who grew up in Greenwich Village, was introduced to the art world through his parents, who manufactured artist paints. Read a Star Ledger review of his work and view images of his paintings here.

Friends will pay their respects to the family at Hugh M. Moriarity Funeral Home, 76 Park Street in Montclair, at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday.

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  1. My deepest condolences to Nina and the girls. Peter was one of the first friends I made when I opened my shop in Watchung Plaza. He would pop his head in while running an errand just to say hello and to see how things were going. We would chat for a bit about the condition of the world, Peter would manage to tease me about something, and he was gone in a flash. I will miss him. Rest in peace.

  2. We’ll miss his cheery helloes and chats, and seeing him walk the Bocour doggies in front of our house. He and Nina were among the first people we met in Montclair, in our very sociable network of neighbors. RIP, Peter. Your spirit and courage live on in your beautiful family.

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