Judith Stein

Dr. Judith E. Stein, the co-president of the American section of the International Art Critics Association, is a writer and curator specializing in post-WWII American art. She is the author of Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016), winner of the Athenaeum Literary Award.

As curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she organized the traveling exhibitions I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin, seen in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Red Grooms, A Retrospective; and The Figurative Fifties, New York School Figurative Expressionism.

A former arts reviewer for NPR's Fresh Air and Morning Edition, she has written for Art in America, The New York Times Book Review, and numerous museum publications. She is the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in literary nonfiction; a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant; and a Lannan Foundation writing residency.

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