One day in 1952, the late Irving Sandler was walking through the galleries of the Museum of Modern Art when he came across Chief, a black and white painting by Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline. “I was dumbstruck,” Sandler recalled. “Chief revealed tome the power of the visual...It was like releasing the floodgates of seeing...Itbegan my life in art.”
Sandler went on to become a respected art critic, scholar, and art historian, and a prolific writer, covering in depth the Abstract Expressionist movement and its artists, whom he befriended, interviewed, documented, and cavorted with. His copious notes formed the basis of his dozens of articles and books on various art movements. He managed an artist’s cooperative, briefly ran a gallery, taught for twenty-five years at Purchase College, and for a short time in the 1970s, was the director of the Neuberger Museum of Art. But his enduring passion wasto chronicleartists’ intentions, visions, and experiences. “He is an artist’s art historian,” Blair Asbury Brooks once commented in Artspace.
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