Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

“He Was Free and Brave”: Thomas Nozkowski, 1944-2019

“You don’t hear much these days about strength of character, but Tom had that, with kindness backed by confidence. As well, he was free and brave: a dissenting but platonic American.” These are the words of Schjeldahl who, with 20 other admirers and friends of the late artist joined me at artcritical in a garland of tributes. The other writers are Karen Wilkin, Marjorie Welish, Robert Storr, Joseph Masheck, Jonathan Lasker, Merlin James, James Hyde, Raphael Rubinstein, Valerie Jaudon, Catherine Murphy, Jennifer Riley, Sally Saul, Suzanne Joelson, Harry Roseman, John Yau, David Goerk, Alain Kirili, Peter Saul, Elizabeth Hazan, and Richard Kalin. Photo: James Hyde