Tag Archives: Meyer Schapiro

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The Matisse rug Mimosa, 1949–51, hanging in the front hall of Fox Weber’s childhood home. TIM NIGHSWANDER, IMAGING4ART/©2015 SUCCESSION H. MATISSE/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

The Figure in a Matisse-cutout Carpet

In the spring of 1968, I took the last course ever taught by the art historian Meyer Schapiro. I was, at the time, a junior at Columbia College, and it was a thrill to be studying with someone who could … Read More

Forrest Bess, Bodies of Little Dead Children, 1949, oil on canvas. THE MENIL COLLECTION, HOUSTON. PHOTO: PAUL HESTER.

Best of Forrest Bess, Via Robert Gober & Menil

Menil Collection surveys brooding work of Forrest Bess, painter and visionary Read More


Top Ten ARTnews Stories: A Modernist Manifesto

In "The Liberating Quality of Avant-Garde Art," Meyer Schapiro explained why abstraction in painting and sculpture was so revolutionary. Three decades later, he finally consented to sit for a lengthy profile. Read More