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Jed Perl was born in New York City in 1951. He received a BA from Columbia College and studied painting at the Skowhegan School in Maine.
He was a contributing editor to Vogue in the 1980s and has been the art critic for The New Republic since 1994. Among his books are PARIS WITHOUT AN END: ON FRENCH ART SINCE WORLD WAR I and EYEWITNESS: REPORTS FROM AN ART WORLD IN CRISIS. He lives in New York City with his wife, the painter Deborah Rosenthal.

Books by Jed Perl

Art in America 1945-1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism

In this Library of America volume, Perl, an acclaimed art critic and historian, gathers for the first time the most vibrant contemporary accounts of this momentous period – by artists, critics, poets, gallery owners, and other observers – conveying the sweep and energy of a cultural scene dominated (in the poet James Schuyler's words) by 'the floods of paint in whose crashing surf we all scramble.' 

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