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Michael Kimmelman is an author and the chief art critic and a columnist for the New York Times.
Total Books: 6
He was born and raised in Greenwich Village, the son of a physician and civil rights activist. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale College and received his graduate degree in art history from Harvard University. A classical pianist, who still performs, he started as a music critic at the paper, then moved into art.
He has written at length about, among others, the artists Richard Serra, Michael Heizer, Lucian Freud, Raymond Pettibon and Matthew Barney along with the architects Shigeru Ban and Oscar Niemeyer. He has hosted various television features and appeared prominently in the 2007 documentary film My Kid Could Paint That.
As of fall 2007 he is based in Berlin writing the Abroad column for the Times on culture and society across Europe and elsewhere. Among other subjects, he has covered the crackdown on cultural freedom in Putin's Russia, life in Gaza under Hamas, the rise of the far-right in Hungary, Négritude in France, bullfighting in contemporary Spain, Czech humor in the context of political protest, and Holocaust education for a new generation of Germans. He also contributes regularly to the New York Review of Books and has written a blog and magazine articles about tennis.