Longtime UT art professor Kelly Fearing died Sunday of heart failure. Fearing was part of the Ft. Worth circle in the early 40′s, but abandoned social realism for the abstracted surrealism he became known for over next forty years. Beginning in 1947, Fearing was involved in the organization of the UT art program. Fearing retired from UT in 1987 as a professor emeritus. In 2009, the Texas Biennial included Fearing as a tribute to his contributions to the Texas art scene.