Critic Jerry Saltz is Building an Art Family Tree

 - Jul 6, 2011
References: frontrow.dmagazine & nymag
Legendary New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz is building a family tree of the art world. It's no secret that artists working with other artists is a huge part of the learning process. For example, many of today's great new fashion designers once worked under legendary designers who have since passed or are nearing retirement.

Saltz explains, "Entirely on the suggestion of excellent writer Jim Lewis, I want to make a map of the Art World Family Tree, one that provides a complete picture of the many artists who have worked for another."

What's even better is that Jerry Saltz has enlisted the help of his readers to complete the family tree. According to Saltz, there are only three submission rules involving the relevance of each artist, that each artist work directly under one another and that all submissions contain only post-war artists.