Laurie Schneider Adams, a scholar in Italian Renaissance art and in the application of psychoanalytic theory to art history, died June 19 at the age of 73. Adams (PhD Columbia) joined the faculty of the newly-established John Jay College, City University of New York, in 1966 and taught there and at the CUNY Graduate Center until 2011. She was the author of many books, including A History of Western Art, Art Across Time, The Methodologies of Art, Art and Psychoanalysis, and Italian Renaissance Art. She was the editor-in-chief of the journal Source: Notes in the History of Art from 1984 until earlier this year.
The East Hampton Star published an obituary.