Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hilton Kramer (1928 - 2012)

Hilton Kramer died at the age of 84 in Harpswell, Maine.  He was co-editor and co-publisher of The New Criterion, which he founded in 1982. He has been editor of Arts Magazine, art critic for The Nation, chief art critic for the New York Times, and art critic for the New York Observer. His books include The Triumph of Modernism, The Twilight of the Intellectuals, The Age of the Avant-Garde, and The Revenge of the Philistines.

In the Artnet obituary, Ding Dong The Witch is Dead, Charlie Finch writes: "My good friend Hilton Kramer, who died this morning, had the worst eye of any art critic that I knew...."  Read more.

Read The NYT Obituary.

1 comment:

jean baptiste marot said...

thanks Matthew for the link to the very funny article of Charlie finch.