Jerry Saltz (Art Critic) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, Married, Books and Net Worth

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.

Saltz was a visiting critic at the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Yale University, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as the New York Studio Residency Program, and served as the only adviser for the Whitney Biennial in 1995. Saltz has three honorary doctorates, including one from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 and another from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2011.

Jerry Saltz Age

Saltz is 70 years old as of 2021. He was born on February 19, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois.

Jerry Saltz Birthday

Saltz celebrates his birthday every year on February 19th

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 Saltz Education

Saltz 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 Wedding

Saltz and his wife held their wedding in 1992, in a wonderful ceremony attended by their family and friends.

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Facts About Saltz

  • Age: 70 years old
  • Birthday: February 19
  • Height: N/A
  • Wife: Roberta Smith
  • Net Worth: $1 million

Jerry Saltz Art Critic Wikipedia

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. Saltz’s viewpoint was defined in an essay published in Artnet magazine as; 

 “All great contemporary artists, schooled or not, are essentially self-taught and are de-skilling like crazy. I don’t look for skill in art…Skill has nothing to do with technical proficiency… I’m interested in people who rethink skill, who redefine or reimagine it: an engineer, say, who builds rockets from rocks.”

In February 2007, Saltz said on a College Art Association panel,

“We live in a Wikipedia art world. Twenty years ago, there were only four to five encyclopedias—and I tried to get into them. Now, all writing is in Wikipedia. Some entries are bogus, some are the best. We live in an open art world.”

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 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 2021

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Who is Jerry Saltz?

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.

How old is Jerry Saltz?

Saltz is 70 years old as of 2021. He was born on February 19, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois.

Is Jerry Saltz 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.

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