Donald Kuspit


Donald Kuspit is one of America’s most distinguished art critics. In 1983 he received the prestigious Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism, given by the College Art Association. In 1993 he received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Davidson College, in 1996 from the San Francisco Art Institute, and in 2007 from the New York Academy of Art. In 1997 the National Association of the Schools of Art and Design presented him with a Citation for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts. In 1998 he received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2000 he delivered the Getty Lectures at the University of Southern California. In 2005 he was the Robertson Fellow at the University of Glasgow. In 2008 he received the Tenth Annual Award for Excellence in the Arts from the Newington-Cropsey Foundation. In 2013 he received the First Annual Award for Excellence in Art Criticism from the Gabarron Foundation. He has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, Fulbright Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Guggenheim Foundation, and Asian Cultural Council, among other organizations.

articles by this author

Toys For Thought: Claes Oldenburg’s Shelf Lives

Art After The End Of Art: Beginning Again With The Animal Bodily Ego

Creative Destruction Once More: Donald Kuspit on Graham Wilson’s Paintings

Empty Art: Ad Reinhardt’s Black Paintings

Hermann Nitsch’s Imitatio Christi

Cheerless Cities: Gustavo Acosta’s Paintings

Irreversible Insanity: Eric Lacombe’s Psychotic Realism

Donald Kuspit on Contemporary Physiognomists