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Kleeblatt, Norman L.

Works: 40 works in 156 publications in 5 languages and 5,699 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Norman L Kleeblatt
Action/abstraction : Pollock, de Kooning, and American art, 1940-1976 by Norman L Kleeblatt( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The abstract paintings of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Lee Krasner, Clyfford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, and others revolutionized the art world in the 1940s and 1950s and continue to inspire passionate arguments to this day. What were these artists trying to achieve? Who were the critical voices of the time that rallied public interest in Abstract Expressionism and sparked rancorous debate?" "Drawing on recent critical, historical, and biographical work, this lavishly illustrated book offers a sharp new focus on a pivotal art movement. It also presents an extensive commentary on the two most influential critics of postwar American art - Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg - whose powerful views shaped perceptions of Abstract Expressionism and other contemporary art movements. In one essay, Norman L. Kleeblatt traces the influence of Abstract Expressionism into the mid-1970s and examines its connection to subsequent art styles. Other essays range from the literary and intellectual culture of New York during that period and an analysis of sculpture and representation to a discussion of Jewish issues in relation to postwar American Art. In addition, the book features a magisterial essay by eminent critic Irving Sandler and a copiously illustrated cultural timeline by Maurice Berger."--Jacket
The Dreyfus affair : art, truth, and justice by Norman L Kleeblatt( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dreyfus Affair engaged the minds and passions of artists and intellectuals as few other political scandals ever have. In France at the turn of the century every important issue, truth, justice, honor, faith, and national pride, was tied to the question of Dreyfus' guilt or innocence and the manner in which he had been 'tried'. This book documents an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York City to provide a visual record of responses to the Affair. -- Publisher description
An expressionist in Paris : the paintings of Chaim Soutine by Norman L Kleeblatt( Book )

17 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born near Minsk in White Russia, the painter Chaim Soutine (1894-1943) created his major works in France between the two World Wars. He is identified with the School of Paris, the group of artists, many of them foreign-born and Jewish, who lived and worked in the French capital between the wars. Known as a "painter's painter", Soutine worked with unreserved gesture and emotion, using exuberant color, thickly applied paint, and sweeping brushwork. Chaim Soutine is a comprehensive, ground-breaking book that rediscovers this important artist, providing an overview of his life, work, and aesthetic influence, as well as his critical reception. Essays by leading scholars and curators assess Soutine's art from new vantage points, including the changing critical reception of his work in Paris between the wars, as well as in the US and France in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. The essays also examine the influence of Soutine's Jewish and French immigrant background on his work and reception, and introduce us to his important patrons and major collectors. These included Albert Barnes, the famous Philadelphia collector, who discovered Soutine's work in 1922-23 and purchased 52 of his paintings. The book features presentations and information never published before, including a photo-essay composed of rare photographs of the artist, newly discovered correspondence between Soutine and the French art historian Elie Faure, and the first radiographic analysis of the artist's work, which brings to light new evidence about Soutine's use of materials and his process of painting
Masterworks of the Jewish Museum by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masterworks of The Jewish Museum begins with two complementary essays: a lively overview of the museum's history by Joan Rosenbaum, documenting the evolution of the collection and the key figures who founded the institution; and a provocative discussion by Maurice Berger of the museum's significance within the context of collecting and exhibiting practices over the past century. The book features a range of artworks grouped thematically into four categories: memory and history; spirituality and faith; society and politics; and portraiture and identity. Each work is accompanied by a short essay providing description and interpretation. Together the reproductions and informative text reveal how Jewish culture has evolved through the centuries and across continents."--Jacket
Mirroring evil : Nazi imagery/recent art by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting a place in America : Jewish artists in New York, 1900-1945 : a tribute to the Educational Alliance Art School( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too Jewish? : challenging traditional identities( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures of the Jewish Museum by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish heritage in American folk art( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the margins : Lee Krasner, Norman Lewis, 1945-1952 by Norman L Kleeblatt( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition brings together two New York painters whose works offer unique and compelling approaches to abstraction. Born one year apart, Lee Krasner (1908-84) and Norman Lewis (1909-79) shared similar family situations and came of age in the economic, social, and historic complexities of the 1930s. They formed their creative identities in the artistic and cultural ferment of New York City that was to catapult it to the center of the art world after World War II. Lee Krasner was born in Brooklyn to a Russian Jewish immigrant family. She studied at the Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design. From 1934 through 1943 she supervised a section of the mural division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration. Krasner married the painter Jackson Pollock in 1945. Norman Lewis' parents were immigrants from Bermuda. His family lived on Lenox Avenue in Harlem. He studied drawing and commercial design in high school before joining the merchant marine and sailing throughout the Caribbean and South America. In the early 1930s Lewis worked with Augusta Savage, the founder and director of the Savage Studio of Arts and Crafts in Harlem. Like Krasner, he was a beneficiary of the public-works programs of the Depression years, teaching art under the auspices of the Federal Art Project. Krasner and Lewis reached their mature styles during the 1940s and 1950s. Their works of these years suggest intriguing parallels. Both painters developed many of the signature elements of Abstract Expressionism - a rejection of realist representation; a decentered, all-over approach to the picture plane; spontaneous, gestural brushwork; and a free use of non-naturalistic color. Both reveled in the sensual pleasures of design. A key aspect of their experimental method was the use of line - loose and organic or formal and gridlike. Both artists also drew upon sources with personal meanings: ancient and nonwestern art, contemporary music, forms of writing, references to urban life. The parallel viewing of two innovative mid-century painters offers insights into both their artistic achievements and this transformative era in America."--Jewish Museum website
John Singer Sargent : portraits of the Wertheimer family by John Singer Sargent( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jules Olitski : the late paintings : a celebration by Jules Olitski( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Rivers' History of matzah : the story of the Jews by Norman L Kleeblatt( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings and citizens : the history of the Jews in Denmark 1622-1983 by U Haxen( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Ferber : grounded, suspended : sculpture from the 1970s by Herbert Ferber( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Affare Dreyfus : la storia, l'opinione, l'immagine( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Rothko : paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington by Mark Rothko( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schleudertrauma Mischa Kuball ; [Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen 9.1. - 20.2.2000] = Slings of memory( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parashat Draifus : ṿe-hishtaḳfutah, ba-sifrut, ba-omanut uva-tiḳshoret( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Hebrew and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'affaire Dreyfus et l'opinion publique, en France et à l'étranger by Joaquim Coll i Amargós( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le centenaire du début de l'affaire Dreyfus invite à revenir sur l'alchimie complexe qui conduisit d'une confidentielle affaire d'espionnage à un grand débat public, crise emblématique et paradigme du passage à l'État de droit, mais aussi de la lutte constante contre préjugés et pulsions irrationnelles qu'implique la démocratie. À ce titre, l'affaire Dreyfus reste une leçon permanente. Compte tenu de la position particulière de la France dans le monde de l'époque, point de référence pour tous les hommes épris de liberté et de justice, cette fièvre hexagonale eut un retentissement quasi planétaire. Ceci attestait l'irrésistible ascension du quatrième pouvoir, celui de la presse, avec ses droits, mais aussi ses responsabilités, pour le meilleur et pour le pire. À deux pas du lycée de Rennes, siège du second Conseil de guerre en 1899 et placé aujourd'hui sous l'invocation d'Émile Zola, le Musée de Bretagne conserve depuis 1978 un fonds de documents, en particulier des témoignages de soutien reçus par la famille Dreyfus, de France et du monde entier. La rencontre en ce lieu, en septembre 1994, de spécialistes, français et étrangers, a donc fait se rejoindre la mémoire, qui est une ardente obligation, et l'histoire, laquelle travaille "à frais nouveaux", élargissant sans cesse sa quête de documents, de l'écrit à l'image, traités avec des méthodes renouvelées
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Action/abstraction : Pollock, de Kooning, and American art, 1940-1976
Alternative Names
Ḳliblaṭ, Norman

קליבלאט, נורמן ל

קליבלט, נורמן

English (125)

Italian (3)

German (2)

French (1)

Hebrew (1)

An expressionist in Paris : the paintings of Chaim SoutineMasterworks of the Jewish MuseumMirroring evil : Nazi imagery/recent artToo Jewish? : challenging traditional identities