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Robert Goldwater

educator

Robert Goldwater, American educator. Member College Art Association (director) 1956-1959), Society Aesthetics, International Association Art Critics.

Background

Goldwater, Robert was born on November 23, 1907 in New York City. Son of S.S. and Clara (Aub) Goldwater.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1929. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy., New York University, 1937.

Career

Instructor fine arts New York University, 1934-1939. From assistant professor art to professor Queens College, 1939-1957. Professor fine arts New York University Graduate School, 1957-1974.

Director Museum Primitive Art, New York City, 1957-1963, chairman administrative committee, 1963-1973. Editor Magazine of Art, 1947-1953, Carnegie fellow, 1930-1931. Guggenheim fellow, 1944-1945.

Fulbright scholar, 1950-1951.

Works

  • Author: Primitivism in Modern Painting, 1938. Rufino Tamayo, 1947

  • Modern Art in Your Life, 1949. Jacques Lipchitz, 1954.

    Gauguin, 1957

  • The Sculpture of the Bambara, 1960. Senufo Sculpture, 1964. Primitivism in Modern Art, 1967.

    Space and Dream, 1967. What is Modern Sculpture, 1970. Also articles.

Membership

Member College Art Association (director) 1956-1959), Society Aesthetics, International Association Art Critics.

Connections

Married Louise Bourgeois, September 12, 1938. Children: Michel, Jean-Louis, Alain.

father:
S.S. Goldwater

mother:
Clara (Aub) Goldwater

spouse:
Louise Bourgeois

children:
Michel Goldwater

Jean-Louis Goldwater

Alain Goldwater