Nancy Princenthal

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Nancy Princenthal
Born (1955-12-21) December 21, 1955 (age 67)
Occupation(s)art historian, writer

Nancy Princenthal (born 21 December 1955)[1] is an American art historian, writer, and author. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.


Princenthal has contributed to a number of magazines including The New York Times, Artforum, and Parkett.[2] She has been one of the Senior Editors of Art in America.[2] She won the 2016 PEN America award for her biography of Agnes Martin. Princenthal has written about Shirin Neshat, Doris Salcedo, Robert Mangold and Alfredo Jaar and others.[3][4][5][6][7]

Princenthal has worked at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Princeton University; Yale University; and the School of Visual Arts.[3][8]


  • Bourdon, David; Princenthal, Nancy; Ferrara, Jackie; Sheppard-Gallagher, Ileen (1992). Jackie Ferrara Sculpture: A Retrospective. Rose Art Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. ISBN 9780916758332.
  • Princenthal, Nancy; Earenfight, Phillip; Kozloff, Joyce (2008). Joyce Kozloff: Co+ordinates. Carlisle, PA: The Trout Gallery-Dickinson. ISBN 9780976848882.
  • Princenthal, Nancy (2010). Hannah Wilke. Munich, Germany: Prestel.[9]
  • Heartney, Eleanor; Posner, Helaine; Princenthal, Nancy; Scott, Sue A. (2013). The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium. Munich, Germany: Prestel. ISBN 9783791347592.
  • Heartney, Eleanor; Posner, Helaine; Princenthal, Nancy; Scott, Sue A. (2013). After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art. Munich, Germany: Prestel Verlag. ISBN 9783641108212.
  • Princenthal, Nancy (2015). Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art. London, United Kingdom: Thames and Hudson Limited. ISBN 9780500772874.[10]
  • Moyer, Carrie; Princenthal, Nancy (2016). Louise Fishman. University of Pennsylvania, Neuberger Museum of Art. Neuberger Museum of Art. ISBN 9783791355177.
  • Princenthal, Nancy (2019). Unspeakable Acts: Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s. London, United Kingdom: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 9780500023051.[11][12]
  • Kirkland, Larry (2010). Natural histories : public art by Larry Kirkland. Nancy Princenthal, Carolyn Horwitz, Anthony Iannacci. Los Angeles, Calif. ISBN 978-0-9823190-2-4. OCLC 317929575.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)


  1. ^ "Nancy Princenthal". ABART, Fine Arts Archive (in Czech).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "Katherine Bradford with Nancy Princenthal". Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  3. ^ a b "Writer and Critic, Guest Speaker, New York". Sotheby’s. 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Nancy Princenthal". Penguin Random House.
  5. ^ Rockefeller, Hall W. (June 1, 2020). "Nancy Princenthal's Unspeakable Acts: Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s Reviewed by Hall W. Rockefeller". BOMB Magazine.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Sutherl, Amy; Correspondent, Globe; February 25, Updated. "Glenn Adamson on the perfect reading chair and books organized by color - The Boston Globe".
  7. ^ Hinz, Erin (2015-12-09). "Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art". The Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  8. ^ "A Tribute to SVA's Art Writing MFA". The Brooklyn Rail. 2021-07-13. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  9. ^ McQuaid, Cate (March 24, 2021). "Where Hannah Wilke's feminist art flowered into friendship - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2021-07-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Q&A: What the world misunderstands about artist Agnes Martin and how her biographer unearthed her story". Los Angeles Times. 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2021-07-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Szalai, Jennifer (2019-10-24). "'Unspeakable Acts' Revisits a Pivotal Moment in the Art World's Treatment of Sexual Violence". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  12. ^ Steinhauer, Jillian (2019-10-15). "The Art of the Unspeakable". The New Republic. ISSN 0028-6583. Retrieved 2021-07-23.