The Making of an Art Historian

by Francis M. Naumann

Published by: DoppelHouse Press

204 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in, Original art by Kathleen Gilje

  • Paperback
  • 9780999754467
  • Published: May 2019


A surprising and revealing memoir populated with art historians, art influencers, and the former lover and lifelong friend of Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood. Francis M. Naumann, a distinguished expert on Dada and Marcel Duchamp reflects upon his mentors, including Leo Steinberg, John Rewald, and perhaps his greatest influence: Beatrice Wood, a renowned ceramic artist and one of the most prominent participants in New York Dada. Wood set Naumann upon a course of original research that would define him, but also provided a moral platform for what an art historian could be. Artwork by Kathleen Gilje; French flaps.