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Clement Greenberg letters to David Cast, 1981-1987

Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994

Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 5 Items

Summary: Letters to Cast from Clement Greenberg consists of three postcards and two letters between 1981 and 1987. The letters, though brief, reveal Greenberg's characteristic voice and report on the critic's later life as an art celebrity, in which he ruminates on being constantly on the go from lectures to receiving awards. Greenberg also mentions Jules Olitski, Edward Fry, Peter Fuller, and Sydney Freedberg.

Biographical/Historical Note

Greenberg, was an art critic; Cast, a professor of art history; Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Penn.


Donated 2000 by David Cast.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Clement Greenberg letters to David Cast, 1981-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.