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Max Kozloff papers, circa 1950-2015

Max Kozloff papers, circa 1950-2015

Kozloff, Max, 1933-

Art historian, Photographer, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 1.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art critic and photographer Max Kozloff measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2015. The collection provides a glimpse into the work life of a prolific twentieth century American art critic through biographical material, correspondence with artists and critics, interviews, many unpublished writings, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Max Kozloff (1933- ) is an art critic and photographer in New York, New York.

Provenance

Max Kozloff donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 2016.

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the Max Kozloff Papers, circa 1950-2015, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Hilary Price
Biographical/Historical note
Max Kozloff (1933- ) is an art critic and photographer in New York City. He received his BA in Art History from the University of Chicago in 1953 and studied at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, from 1959-1963. Kozloff wrote the art column for
The Nation
from 1961-1968, was associate and contributing editor to
Artforum
from 1963-1974 and executive editor from 1974-1976. Kozloff has published numerous essays and books, among them,
Renderings
(1969),
Jasper Johns
(1972),
The Privileged Eye
(1987),
New York: Capital of Photography
(2002), and
The Theatre of the Face
(2007). As a photographer, he has held exhibitions both in New York and internationally. Kozloff is the recipient of various awards and prizes including two NEA grants and a Guggenheim fellowship.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as five series
Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-1970 (2 folders; Box 1)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1961-2014 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 3: Interviews, 1993-2014 (4 folders; Box 1)
Series 4: Writings, circa 1950s-2015 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1-2)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1965-2015 (8 folders; Box 2)
Scope and Contents note
The papers of art critic and photographer Max Kozloff measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2015. The collection provides a glimpse into the work life of a prolific twentieth century American art critic through biographical material, correspondence with artists and critics, interviews, many unpublished writings, and printed material.
Notable correspondents include David Antin, Allan Kaprow, Phil Leider, Dore Ashton, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Susan Sontag, Linda Nochlin, Miriam Shapiro, and others.
Provenance
Max Kozloff donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 2016.
Related Archival Materials note
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Max Kozloff conducted by Annette Leddy in 2014.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Max Kozloff papers, circa 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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