PRINT June 1962


Henry J. Seldis has been the art critic for the Los Angeles Times for the past four years. Previous to that time he was art critic for the Santa Barbara News-Press and has been a lecturer of art at the University of California.

Alfred Frankenstein has been art and music critic of the San Francisco Chronicle since 1934. He is also lecturer in American art at the University of California, lecturer in American studies at Mills College, and program annotator for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. This summer he will teach at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies.

Frankenstein was born in Chicago, is a graduate of the University of Chicago, and began his career as a member of the faculty there. He has also taught at Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Hawaii. He has contributed very widely to the daily press and to professional journals in the United States, Europe, and South America, and is the author of two books, After the Hunt, and Angles Over the Altar. Angels Over the Altar has won inclusion in the American Institute of Graphic Arts exhibition, “Fifty Books of the Year,” and has also received the Western Book Award.

Lester D. Longman has been Chairman of the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles since 1958. For 22 years previous to that he was head of the Art Department at the University of Iowa. Dr. Longman is a graduate of Oberlin College and took his Ph.D. at Princeton. His article “Conformity in the Arts” was given as an address to Simpson College where he was given an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree. This is one of several statements which establish Dr. Longman as one of the most outspoken critics, not only of visual art, but of artists and teachers in the various fields of art.

Sidney Geist is first a sculptor but perhaps equally well known as an editor and critic. Artforum wholeheartedly endorses his frank and unpretentious critical style, as suggested in his letter on criticism. Mr. Geist is coeditor, with Anita Ventura, of Scrap, a David among art journal Goliaths. Try it. $1 for four issues. Box 545, Cooper Station, New York 3, N.Y.