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Hilton Kramer (1928-2012)

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James writes:

Hilton Kramer was one of the last survivors of the serious age of criticism. He casts a longer shadow over art and culture than his famous adversaries like to acknowledge. His front page columns for The New York Observer allowed a younger generation, myself included, to see art through his eyes long after he left The New York Times. And he wasn’t just a taker down. He was a builder up of under-appreciated talent. He knew how to deploy the knife to cut away the layers of celebrity, politics, and commercialism and to experience art face to face and unfiltered. The best kept secret of the art world is that Hilton was a hero to artists. We are planning a special issue of The New Criterion in May dedicated to his legacy. He will be deeply missed.

  • Hilton Kramer 1928-2012 (Roger Kimball: PJ Media)
  • Hilton Kramer and the 'Correction of Taste' (Roger Kimball: Wall Street Journal)
  • Hilton Kramer, Critic Who Championed Modernism, Dies at 84 (William Grimes: New York Times)
  • Hilton Kramer’s Provocative Time at The Times (John Williams: New York Times)
  • Artful Arbiter of the High and the Low (Stephen Miller: Wall Street Journal)
  • Hilton Kramer, art critic and editor who championed high art, dies at 84 (Matt Schudel: Washington Post)
  • Hilton Kramer, Polarizing Art Critic and Founder of The New Criterion, Is Dead at 84 (Michael H. Miller: New York Observer)
  • Some of Hilton Kramer’s Greatest Hits (New York Observer)
  • "What a Brilliant Man!" (Myron Magnet: City Journal)
  • On Never Meeting the Master (Franklin Einspruch: New York Sun)
  • Hilton Kramer R.I.P (Aaron Goldstein: American Spectator)
  • The Superb, Dazzling, All-Conquering Hilton Kramer (Jay Nordlinger: National Review)
  • Hilton and Lana (Mark Steyn: National Review)
  • Hilton Kramer, RIP (Rick Brookhiser: National Review)
  • Hilton Kramer (John J. Miller: National Review)
  • Hilton Kramer, RIP (Terry Teachout)
  • Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012 (John Podhoretz: Commentary)
  • Hilton Kramer, A Man of Arts & Letters (Gary Shapiro: The New York Sun, 2006)
  • Deborah Solomon on the Cuddly Side of Hilton Kramer (1928-2012) (New York)
  • Hilton Kramer dies at 84; polarizing but widely read art critic (Elaine Woo: Los Angeles Times)
  • Hilton Kramer R.I.P. (Bruce Bawer: Front Page)
  • Hilton Kramer, 84, 'Scourge of the Art World' (David Gurliacci: Darien Patch)
  • A collection of Hilton's body of work for The New Criterion may be found here.

    Readers are invited to a memorial reception for Hilton Kramer scheduled for May 9 at 6pm. The event is open to the public but space is limited. Click here for details.

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