Robert Storr’s views on art, in particular painting, provide some of the most profound ideas about the medium, its practitioners, exhibitions and history. As a former curator at MoMA New York and the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, he has vast experience with curating and teaching painting. Today he serves as the Dean of the School of Art at Yale University. Storr has been honoured with numerous awards including the Penny McCall Foundation Grant for painting, a Norton Family Foundation Curator Grant, and honorary doctorates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Maine College of Art, as well as awards from the American Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, an ICI Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, and the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History from the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art. His writing includes numerous articles in Art Forum, Frieze, Parkett, and Art Press; catalogues for Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman; as well as books on Philip Guston, Chuck Close, and Louise Bourgeois. The open secret to his success in the interpretation of painting is that he began his adventure into art as a painter.
Robert Storr (b. 1950) lives and works in New Haven and New York City.