My Love Affair with Modern Art by Katharine Kuh
Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator

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One of America’s leading curators, “a woman of resilience and vision, a writer of clarity and ardor” (Chicago Tribune), takes you on a personal tour of the world of modern art. In the Depression-era climate of the 1930s, Katharine Kuh defied the odds and opened a gallery in Chicago, where she exhibited such relatively unknown artists as Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Ansel Adams, Marc Chagall, and Alexander Calder. Her extraordinary story reveals how and why America became a major force in the world of contemporary art.

About Katharine Kuh

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Katharine Kuh founded her own Chicago gallery in 1935. Her sixteen years at the Art Institute of Chicago coincided with that institution's emergence as one of the world's greatest museums. She chronicled two decades of contemporary art as a critic at the Saturday Review. Kuh died in 1994. Avis Berman is an art historian, author, and Edward Hopper expert. She was a personal friend of Katharine Kuh and lives in New York City.
Published December 27, 2011 by Arcade Publishing. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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