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Alfred Barr a.k.a. Alfred H. Barr, Jr.: Alfred Hamilton Barr, Jr., known as Alfred H. Barr, Jr., was an American art historian and the first director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. From that position, he was one of the most influential forces in the development of popular attitudes toward modern art; for example, his arranging of the blockbuster Van Gogh exhibition of 1935, in the words of author Bernice Kert, was "a precursor to the hold Van Gogh has to this day on the contemporary imagination.

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Google previewDictionary of Artists' Models (2013)

by Jill Berk Jiminez

Alfred Barr wrote, "Antoinette seems pudgily adolescent, provincial and demure" in one image, but "cold, aquiline" or "alert and elegant" or "languorous and seductive" in others. Matisse enjoyed the theatricality of the "Hat" series, and Arnoux ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (2013)

by Richard Kostelanetz

Alfred Barr: Missionary for the Modern. Chicago: Contemporary,1989 ...

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