Art Historian Leo Steinberg, 1920-2011


Leo Steinberg, art historian and critic, died on Sunday at the age of 90. Steinberg studied Renaissance and Baroque art but his writings — his best know works include “Other Criteria: Confrontations With Twentieth-Century Art” (1972) and “The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion” (1983) — revealed a broad range of interests. He held professorships at Hunter College and University of Pennsylvania but also taught at Stanford, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Columbia, Harvard and the University of Texas at Austin. To read more, go to the New York Times article.


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