Bill Berkson

Bill Berkson’s most recent books include Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems; Not an Exit, with drawings by Léonie Guyer; and a collection of art writings, For the Ordinary Artist. He is Professor Emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute, a contributing editor (poetry) for, and a corresponding editor for Art in America. His previous collection of art writings, The Sweet Singer of Modernism appeared in 2004. Other publications include Sudden Address: Selected Lectures and many other books of poetry. He was the Paul Mellon Distinguished Fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture for 2006 and awarded the Goldie for Literature by the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 2009.

In early 2011 he curated an exhibition of George Schneeman’s Italian landscape paintings at the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco, a version of which show will appear at the ICI New York in 2012.

Photo credit: Joanne Kyger.

More Articles by Bill Berkson

Photograph of David Park at his Easel, 1958, by Imogen Cunningham. Reproduced in Helen Park Bigelow’s book reviewed in this article
Sunday, May 6th, 2012

David Park: “The Colors Took My Gaze for a Ride”

Two  biographies, one just out, of the key Bay Area Figurative painter.

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

What are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Many of Them?

artcritical is deeply saddened by the passing of its friend and collaborator, Bill Berkson

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Oona Ratcliffe: Deep Forgetting at gallerynine5

March 6 to 24, 2009 24 Spring Street New York City, 212 965 9995 POETRY FOR ART presents newly published poetry (or poetry posted to the web for the first time) that relates, responds, or is dedicated to the work of a contemporary artist on display in New York or elsewhere at the time of … Continued