Leo Steinberg (1920–2011) was one of the most acclaimed critics and art historians of the 20th century. An early recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, he wrote groundbreaking analyses of artists from Leonardo and Michelangelo to Picasso and Robert Rauschenberg. He was unusual not only in the breadth of his interests but also in the respect and attention he awarded prints, which he viewed as a nodes in a vital network connecting ideas across space and time. Over the course of his lifetime he amassed thousands of prints in his personal collection, donating many over the years to US museums and libraries and the bulk, in 2002, to the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin.
Possessing one of the most original and influential art historical minds of the 20th century, Leo Steinberg (1920–2011) wrote deeply and revealingly on subjects ranging from Michelangelo to Picasso, and from the theology of the Incarnation in Renaissance art Read More