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Rose-Carol Washton Long

Rose-Carol Washton Long is Professor Emerita of Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has coedited anthologies on Jewish dimensions in modern visual culture (2010) and on Max Beckmann (2009), edited an anthology on German Expressionism documents (1995), and published a study of Kandinsky’s development of abstraction (1980); in addition, she has lectured at numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Neue Galerie New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and published essays in their exhibition catalogues. Among her awards are a J. Clawson Mills Fellowship from the Metropolitan Museum, New York, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Younger Humanist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Continuing her focus on Kandinsky with an essay, “Is Der Blaue Reiter relevant for the twenty-first century? A discussion of anarchism, art and politics” (2020), she has also recently published on the Weimar photographer Lotte Jacobi (2019). She was a founding member of the CAA-affiliated Historians of German, Scandinavia, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA).

In modern western history, the cultural and social developments of modernism have long been associated with Jews. For conservative groups this has been...
Rose-Carol Washton Long