Join Dr. Richard Shiff for a slide lecture discussing Sol LeWitt's affinities to other artists of his generation.
Professor Richard Shiff received his Ph.D. from Yale University and holds the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art and directs the Center for the Study of Modernism. His scholarly interests range broadly across the field of modern art from the early nineteenth century to the present, with emphasis on French painting and post-war American and European art. He has been particularly involved with theory and criticism. His publications include Cezanne and the End of Impressionism (University of Chicago Press, 1984), Critical Terms for Art History (University of Chicago Press, 1996, 2003), Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonné (Yale University Press, 2004), and numerous studies of critical and methodological issues. Recent essays have focused on Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Robert Mangold, Donald Judd, Chuck Close, Bridget Riley, Georg Baselitz, and Terry Winters, among others. He is now at work on three book projects: an interpretive account of Willem de Kooning (Reaktion Books), a study of the tension between practicing art and practicing criticism (Routledge), and a collection of his earlier essays (University of Chicago Press).
Official Website: http://www.amoa.org/site/Calendar/1668453385?view=Detail&id=104901
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