Robert C. Morgan is an American art historian, critic, abstract painter, and curator. He holds both an MFA in Sculpture and a PhD in Art History and Aesthetics. In 1999, he was awarded the Premiere Arcale award in Salamanca, Spain, in international art criticism and was recently inducted into the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg, Austria. Author of many books and exhibition catalogs on contemporary art, translated into many languages (including Farsi, Finnish, Polish, Hebrew, and Chinese), he is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the Rochester Institute of Technology and currently teaches in the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Larry Bell’s Architectonic Light: Early Cubes and Improvisations by Robert C. Morgan
In 1965, when Larry Bell arrived in New York from Southern California to begin work on the exhibition at the Pace Gallery that would define his career, Minimal art was in full swing. At that time most of the major artists associated with this movement were in New York. The galvanized-steel cubes of Judd, the L-shaped beams of Morris, the die-cut “alloy planes” of Andre...