Barry Schwabsky

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Barry Schwabsky (b. Paterson, New Jersey, in 1957) is an American art critic, art historian and poet. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, New York University, Yale University, and Goldsmiths College, among others.

Art criticism[edit]

Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation[1] (the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States) and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. Schwabsky's essays have appeared in many other publications, including Flash Art, Contemporary, Artforum, London Review of Books and Art in America.[2]

His art criticism books include: Words for Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice (Ram Publications); The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (Cambridge University Press); and contributions to Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques and Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon Press). He has published books on Jessica Stockholder (Phaidon Press), Mel Bochner, Chloe Piene, Karin Davie, Dana Schutz, Alex Katz, Gillian Wearing: Mass Observation (Merrill Publishers), Henri Matisse and Alighiero Boetti, among others.[3]

He was an early contributor to The Thing.

Published poetry[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Schwabsky attended Haverford College (class of 1979) and is married to artist Carol Szymanski. They reside in New York City with their two daughters.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Barry Schwabsky biography at The Nation
  2. ^ [2] Barry Schwabsky bio at Hyperallergic
  3. ^ [3] Interview with Barry Schwabsky
  4. ^ "Barry Schwabsky". Poetry Foundation. 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2017-03-13.

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