Schwartz, Sanford 1946–

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Schwartz, Sanford 1946–

PERSONAL: Born 1946.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Princeton University Press, 41 William St., Princeton, NJ 08540.

CAREER: Freelance writer.

WRITINGS:

CRITICISM

Myron Stout, introductory essay by B. H. Friedman, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), 1980.

The Art Presence, Horizon Press (New York, NY), 1982.

Artists and Writers, Yarrow Press (New York, NY), 1990.

Christen Købke, Timken Publishers (New York, NY), 1992.

William Nicholson, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2004.

Contributor to Rackstraw Downes, by Robert Storr and Rackstraw Downes, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 2005. Contributor to periodicals, including New York Review of Books, New Yorker, and New Republic.

SIDELIGHTS: American critic Sanford Schwartz is the author of several books—mostly studies of lesser-known painters, including modern American artist Rackstraw Downes, nineteenth-century Danish artist Christen Købke, and turn-of-the-twentieth-century British painter William Nicholson—as well as many shorter pieces of art and literary criticism.

Schwartz's studies and critiques have frequently been praised by critics. A Publishers Weekly reviewer praised Christen Købke as a "sensitive, richly illustrated monograph," and Schwartz's study of Nicholson was similarly praised by Choice reviewer W. S. Rodner as a "sparkling new biography" and "a readable and valuable study of a neglected master."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Choice, January, 2005, W. S. Rodner, review of William Nicholson, p. 845.

Publishers Weekly, November 23, 1992, review of Christen Købke, p. 50.

ONLINE

Princeton University Press Web site, http://www.pupress.princeton.edu/ (February 10, 2005).