Dore Ashton, Author and CriticMs. Ashton received an M.A. from Harvard University. She is among the world’s most authoritative critics of modern and contemporary art. She is the author or editor of thirty books on art and culture, including Noguchi East and West, About Rothko, American Art Since 1945, Rosa Bonheur in Her Time (with Denise Browne Hare), A Fable of Modern Art, Yes, But: A Critical Study of Philip Guston, A Joseph Cornell Album, The New York School: A Cultural Reckoning, Picasso On Art, The Sculpture of Pol Bury, Richard Lindner, A Reading of Modern Art, Modern American Sculpture, Rauschenberg’s Dante, The Unknown Shore, Redon, Moreau, Bresdin, Philip Guston, Poets and the Past, Abstract Art Before Columbus, and David Smith: Medals for Dishonor. She has won many awards and recognitions, including Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships in 1963 and 1969. Ms. Ashton is professor of art history at the Cooper Union in New York and was appointed senior critic in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2002.
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