January 17, 1957 — April 4, 2022William Alan Stern, age 65, passed peacefully on April 4, 2022 in his San Francisco home.Born on January 17, 1957, Bill was raised in Bolton, Connecticut.
He graduated "best dressed" and was valedictorian of his class at Bolton High School. Bill went on to the University of Connecticut and studied abroad at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, France.
He received his Master's degree in the history of art and architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, while also serving as a curator on a French and American Impressionism exhibit at the Springfield Museum of Art.
He then spent two summer terms at Trinity College, Oxford, England, and later went on to receive his Ph.D. in art history at UC Santa Barbara.