Clement Greenberg ( / ˈɡriːnbɜːrɡ /) (January 16, 1909 – May 7, 1994),  occasionally writing under the pseudonym K. Hardesh, was an American essayist known mainly as an art critic closely associated with American modern art of the mid-20th century and a formalist aesthetician.
Clement Greenberg, (born Jan. 16, 1909, Bronx, N.Y., U.S.—died May 7, 1994, New York, N.Y.), American art critic who advocated a formalist aesthetic. He is best known as an early champion of Abstract Expressionism. Greenberg was born to parents of Lithuanian Jewish descent.
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May 07, 1994 · Clement Greenberg was probably the single most influential art critic in the 20 th century. Although he is most closely associated with his support for Abstract Expressionism, and in particular Jackson Pollock, his views closely shaped the work of many other artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland.
- January 16, 1909
- May 7, 1994
Clement Greenberg (1904-1994) was the leading art critic of modernist America, and his radical ideas continue to exert an influence today. He is recognized today as a champion for modernist abstraction. His name is tied with various movements that he helped shape, most notably Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting.
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The only book-length biography of this controversial critic, now in paperback for the first time! This is the only book-length biography of Clement Greenberg—the most influential critic of modern art in the second half of the twentieth century. The intellectual power of Greenberg’s essays helped bring about the shift that saw New York ...
Jun 27, 2020 · Renowned art critic Clement Greenberg was one of the most influential and respected voices of the 20th century. Known today as the “voice of American art,” his bold and outspoken celebration of American abstract art in the 1940s and 1950s turned artists including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Barnett Newman into household names.