is an American
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An art critic is a person who specializes in evaluating art. Their written critiques, or reviews, are published in newspapers, magazines, books and on web sites...
, poet, and Distinguished Professor of art history and philosophy
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at the State University of New York at Stony Brook
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and professor of art history at the School of Visual Arts
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. Kuspit is one of America's most distinguished art critics. He was formerly the A. D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University
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(1991-1997). He received the Frank Jewett Mather
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Award for Distinction in Art Criticism in 1983 (given by the College Art Association). His essay "Reconsidering the Spiritual in Art" appears in Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts
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- The New Subjectivism: Art in the 1980s (1988)
- The Inner Voice Visualized: Alfred DeCredico's Abstractions (1991)
- The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist (1993)
- The Dialectic of Decadence (1993)
- The Photography of Albert Renger-Patzsch (1993)
- Signs of Psyche in Modern and Postmodern Art (1994)
- Primordial Presences: The Sculpture of Karel Appel (1994)
- Health and Happiness in Twentieth Century Avant-Garde Art (1996)
- Idiosyncratic Identities: Artists at the End of the Avant-Garde (1996)
- Chihuly (1997)
- Jamali (1997)
- Joseph Raffael (1998)
- Daniel Brush (1998)
- Hans Hartung (1998)
- The Rebirth of Painting in the Late 20th Century (2000)
- Psychostrategies of Avant Garde Art (2000)
- Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (2000)
- Don Eddy (2002)
- Hunt Slonem (2002)
- Hans Breder (2002)
- Steven Tobin (2003)
- April Gornik (2004)
- The End of Art (2004)
- Self-Refraction (1983)
- Apocalypse with Jewels in the Distance (2000)
- On the Gathering Emptiness (2004)