My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator

My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator

by Katharine Kuh
     
 

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One of America’s leading curators, “a woman of resilience and vision, a writer of clarity and ardor” (Chicago Tribune), takes you on a personal tour of the world of modern art. In the Depression-era climate of the 1930s, Katharine Kuh defied the odds and opened a gallery in Chicago, where she exhibited such relatively unknown artists as Fernand…  See more details below

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One of America’s leading curators, “a woman of resilience and vision, a writer of clarity and ardor” (Chicago Tribune), takes you on a personal tour of the world of modern art. In the Depression-era climate of the 1930s, Katharine Kuh defied the odds and opened a gallery in Chicago, where she exhibited such relatively unknown artists as Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Ansel Adams, Marc Chagall, and Alexander Calder. Her extraordinary story reveals how and why America became a major force in the world of contemporary art.

Editorial Reviews

Terry Hartle
These careful, sensitive, and well-written portraits of several giants from the 20th-century art world make this a deeply rewarding volume. One only wishes that Kuh had been able share her insights about more artists before she died.
The Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628722697
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
807,942
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Katharine Kuh founded her own Chicago gallery in 1935. Her sixteen years at the Art Institute of Chicago coincided with that institution’s emergence as one of the world’s greatest museums. She chronicled two decades of contemporary art as a critic at the Saturday Review. Kuh died in 1994.

Avis Berman is an art historian, author, and Edward Hopper expert. She was a personal friend of Katharine Kuh and lives in New York City.

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