Jerry Saltz Biography and Wiki
Jerry Saltz is a well-known American art critic. He has been a senior art critic and columnist for New York magazine since 2006. Formerly the Village Voice’s senior art critic, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2018 after being nominated in 2001 and 2006.
Jerry has been a senior art critic and columnist for New York magazine since 2006. He was previously the Village Voice’s senior art critic, and he has also written for Art in America, Flash Art International, Frieze, and Modern Painters, among other art periodicals.
His sense of humor, irreverence, self-deprecation, and volubility has earned him the moniker “Rodney Dangerfield of the art world.” He has questioned art critics’ power as tastemakers, claiming that they have little influence on an artist’s professional success.
Nonetheless, in their 2009 Power 100 list, ArtReview ranked him as the 73rd most powerful person in the art industry. Saltz was a judge on Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, which aired from June 9, 2010, through December 21, 2011.
Jerry Saltz Age
Saltz is 70 years old as of 2021. He was born on February 19, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois.
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Jerry Saltz Family and Parents
Saltz Saltz was born and raised in Chicago’s inner city before migrating to the suburbs when his father created the Dexter Hand Sewing Machine. When he was ten years old, his mother died.
Jerry studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1970 to 1975 before dropping out.
Jerry Saltz Wife and Married
Saltz is married to his lovely wife Roberta Smith. She is the art critic and co-chief of the New York Times. They live in an apartment in Greenwich Village.
Jerry Saltz Books
- Seeing Out Loud: The Village Voice Art Columns
- Seeing Out Louder. Hudson Hills Press LLC
- Beyond Boundaries: New York’s New Art
- How to Be an Artist
Jerry Saltz Net Worth
Saltz has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2023.
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