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         CLEMENT  GREENBERG     
         1909–1994

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Clement Greenberg began his career in the 1930s by contributing essays on politics and art to Partisan Review and art criticism to The Nation. He emerged as one of the most prominent critics of American modern art in the postwar years and a champion of Abstract Expressionism. Greenberg was a regular presence in the studios of artists such as David Smith, Jackson Pollock, and Helen Frankenthaler, and his advice had a direct influence on the work of the artists he advocated. Although he became less active in the 1960s, his role in drawing international attention to American art and shaping the character of contemporary art theory ensured him a lasting place in the art world.

Hans Namuth (1915–1990)
Gelatin silver print, 1951
Published summer 1980
ARTnews Collection, New York City
©Estate of Hans Namuth
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