December 17, 1959 – February 3, 2015
Andrew attended Kenwood Academy, the College of the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he graduated with a B.A. in history. He was a longtime journalist, broadcaster, critic and interviewer on Chicago’s WFMT 98.7FM, and was also was an arts critic, program host and producer for Chicago's National Public Radio affiliate, WBEZ 91.5 FM, for eight years. In addition, he worked as an editor and staff writer for Chicago Magazine, and also served as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He was a regular Chicago Sun-Times contributing arts writer from 1991 until his death. As a freelance writer, he contributed articles to numerous publications, including Art & Antiques, the New Yorker, the Christian Science Monitor and New Art Examiner. Andrew is survived by Tom Bachtell, his longtime partner; mother, Irene Patner; and brothers Seth and Joshua. He was preceded in death by his father, Chicago public-interest lawyer Marshall Patner.