Rosalind E. Krauss, nee Rosalind Epstein, (born Nov. 30, 1940, Washington, D.C., U.S.), American art critic and historian of 20th-century art who first came to prominence when she accused the art critic Clement Greenberg of mishandling the estate of sculptor David Smith.Krauss first became interested in 20th-century art criticism as an undergraduate at Wellesley College (B.A., 1962). She attended graduate school at Harvard University, where she wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on the sculpture of David Smith. At the time, Krauss was influenced by Greenberg's equation of pure formalism with..
Donald Kuspit, (born March 26, 1935, New York, New York, U.S.), American art critic and art historian widely regarded as the foremost practitioner of psychoanalytic art criticism.After receiving doctorates in philosophy (University of Frankfurt) and art history (University of Michigan), Kuspit began a career as an art critic in the 1970s, writing primarily for Artforum and Art in America as well as in several specialized philosophical journals. In 1979 he published his study of Clement Greenberg, one of the first book-length analyses of the work of a 20th-century art critic. In addition..