Kertess, Klaus

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KERTESS, Klaus. American, b. 1940. Genres: Novellas/Short stories. Career: Bykert Gallery Inc., NYC, founder and director, 1966-75; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, Robert Lehman curator, 1983-89; Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, adjunct curator of drawing, 1989-95, curator of 1995 Biennial, 1993-95. Guest curator, Celebrating Willem de Kooning, Guild Hall, 1994, and Alfonso Ossorio: Congregations, Parrish Art Museum, 1997. Publications: Roses Are Read, 1982; Brice Marden: Paintings and Drawings, 1992; Desire by Numbers, 1994; South Brooklyn Casket Company (short stories), 1997; Joan Mitchell, 1997. Contributor of short stories to periodicals. Contributor of art criticisms to periodicals. Author of essays for museum exhibition catalogs. Address: 4 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003, U.S.A.