Prolific artist and gay pioneer Peter Flinsch died March 30 in Montreal. He was 90.
“He marched at the Nuremberg Rally, met Hitler twice, threw a party for Jean Cocteau, co-founded the Vancouver Ballet and experienced the birth of Montreal’s gay community,” writes Toronto playwright Alistair Newton, in a profile of Flinsch in the current issue of Xtra. “He has been a theatre designer, visual artist and proud witness to gay history in the 20th century.”
Read another short bio on Flinsch and see a short video here.
More to follow soon.