A Finding Aid to the Max Kozloff Papers, circa 1950-2015, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kozlmax
Creators:
Kozloff, Max
Dates:
circa 1950-2015
Languages:
English
Collection is in English
Physical Description:
1.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of art critic and photographer Max Kozloff measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2015. The collection provides a glimpse into the work life of a prolific twentieth century American art critic through biographical material, correspondence with artists and critics, interviews, many unpublished writings, and printed material.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of art critic and photographer Max Kozloff measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2015. The collection provides a glimpse into the work life of a prolific twentieth century American art critic through biographical material, correspondence with artists and critics, interviews, many unpublished writings, and printed material.
Notable correspondents include David Antin, Allan Kaprow, Phil Leider, Dore Ashton, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Susan Sontag, Linda Nochlin, Miriam Schapiro, and others.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as five series
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-1970 (2 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1961-2014 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Interviews, 1993-2014 (4 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 4: Writings, circa 1950s-2015 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1-2)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1965-2015 (8 folders; Box 2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Max Kozloff (1933- ) is an art critic and photographer in New York City. He received his BA in Art History from the University of Chicago in 1953 and studied at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, from 1959-1963. Kozloff wrote the art column for The Nation from 1961-1968, was associate and contributing editor to Artforum from 1963-1974 and executive editor from 1974-1976. Kozloff has published numerous essays and books, among them, Renderings (1969), Jasper Johns (1972), The Privileged Eye (1987), New York: Capital of Photography (2002), and The Theatre of the Face (2007). As a photographer, he has held exhibitions both in New York and internationally. Kozloff is the recipient of various awards and prizes including two NEA grants and a Guggenheim fellowship.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Max Kozloff donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 2016.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Max Kozloff papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Max Kozloff papers, circa 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Max Kozloff conducted by Annette Leddy in 2014.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schapiro, Miriam, 1923-2015 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Antin, David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johns, Jasper, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ashton, Dore Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leider, Philip, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kaprow, Allan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nochlin, Linda Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motherwell, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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