Hess, Thomas B.

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Thomas Baur Hess (1920-1978) was an author, art critic, and editor of "Art News." Hess was an early proponent of Willem de Kooning and a champion of Abstract Expressionism.

From the description of Thomas B. Hess-Willem de Kooning papers, ca. 1951-1967. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 671019451

Art critic, editor, curator.

From the description of Reminiscences of Thomas B. Hess : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131728

Editor, art critic; New York, N.Y. Born 1920, died 1978.

Editor of ART NEWS, 1946-1972. Author of several books on American art, including ABSTRACT PAINTING: BACKGROUND AND AMERICAN PHASE, 1951, WILLEM DE KOONING, 1959, 1967, 1968, BARNETT NEWMAN, 1969, 1974, and AD REINHARDT CARTOONS, 1972. Appointed Consultive Chairman of the Department of 20th century art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978. Worked at the Museum of Modern Art on "Magic Realist" exhibition. Founded LOCATION, 1963-1964, a magazine.

From the description of Thomas Hess papers, 1941-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571022

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Papers, 1870-1969 Houghton Library
referencedIn Bellamy, Richard. Oral history interview with Richard Bellamy, 1963. Archives of American Art
creatorOf HESS, THOMAS B. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Bellamy, Richard. Richard Bellamy interview, 1963. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bellamy, Richard. Richard Bellamy interview, 1963 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jenkins, Paul, 1923-. Paul Jenkins papers, 1940-2007. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Erle Loran papers, 1912-1999 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bowman, Ruth, 1923-. WNYC Views on Art radio program interviews, 1967-1973. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Waldman, Diane. Oral history interview with Diane Waldman, 2010 June 8-9. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978. Harold Rosenberg Papers, 1923-1984. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Brown, William Theo, 1919-. William Theo Brown papers, 1845-1971. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hess, Thomas B. Reminiscences of Thomas B. Hess : oral history, 1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf University of Wisconsin. Art criticism and contemporary art : panel discussion, 1961 Oct. 24. Archives of American Art
referencedIn De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993. Oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy, 1976 Mar. 29. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel collection, 1976-1999. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-. Howard Somers Conant papers, [ca.1946]-1985. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Porter, Fairfield. Fairfield Porter interview, 1968 June 6 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Harold Rosenberg papers, 1923-1984 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Porter, Fairfield. Fairfield Porter interview, 1968 June 6. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hess, Thomas B. Thomas Hess papers, 1941-1978. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004. Milton Resnick interviews, 1988 July 13-Oct. 11. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hess, Thomas B. Hess, Thomas B.: Art World Personality Files. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
creatorOf Hess, Thomas B. Thomas B. Hess-Willem de Kooning papers, ca. 1951-1967. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Resnick, Milton, 1917-. Oral history interview with Milton Resnick, 1988 July 13-Oct. 11. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Porter, Fairfield. Oral history interview with Fairfield Porter, 1968 June 6. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Tuchman, Mitch. Mitch Tuchman papers related to the book Painters Painting, 1980-1989. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Papers, 1870-1969 Houghton Library
referencedIn Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001 (bulk 1924-1975) Archives of American Art
creatorOf Porter, Fairfield. Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1924-1975. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jenkins, Paul, 1923-. Paul Jenkins papers, 1940-2007. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Bellamy, Richard person
associatedWith Bowman, Ruth, 1923- person
associatedWith Brown, William Theo, 1919- person
associatedWith Conant, Howard Somers, 1921- person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933. person
associatedWith De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997 person
associatedWith De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993 person
associatedWith Diamonstein, Barbaralee, person
associatedWith Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee. person
associatedWith Guston, Philip, 1913- person
associatedWith Jenkins, Paul, 1923- person
associatedWith Loran, Erle, 1905-1999. person
associatedWith Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970. person
associatedWith Porter, Fairfield. person
associatedWith Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967. person
associatedWith Resnick, Milton, 1917- person
associatedWith Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978. person
associatedWith Schapiro, Meyer, 1904- person
associatedWith Smith, David, 1906-1965. person
associatedWith Tuchman, Mitch. person
associatedWith University of Wisconsin. corporateBody
associatedWith Waldman, Diane person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
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Art critics
Art criticism
Abstract Expressionism
Museums
Art--Exhibitions
Art critics--Interviews
Art museums
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Birth 1920

Death 1978

Americans

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