Avis Berman

An independent writer and art historian, Avis Berman has written extensively on painting, sculpture, photography, design, and museum history for numerous magazines, newspapers, anthologies, and exhibition catalogues. She is the author of Rebels on Eighth Street: Juliana Force and the Whitney Museum of American Art; James McNeill Whistler; and Edward Hopper's New York, and the editor of two books by the curator and critic Katharine Kuh: The Artist's Voice: Talks with Modern Artists and My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator.

She has also sustained a parallel career as an oral historian in the visual arts. To date, she has interviewed over 350 artists, curators, critics, dealers, collectors and other significant figures in the art world for such as organizations as the Archives of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Academy of Design, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Since 2001, she has directed the oral history program of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.


MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MODERN ART: Behind the Scenes With a Legendary Curator, by Katharine Kuh, Edited by Avis Berman (Arcade Publishing, 2006)
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EDWARD HOPPER'S NEW YORK (Pomegranate, 2005).
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