Born in 1933 in Chicago, Max Kozloff moved to New York City in 1959. He was the art critic for The Nation from 1961-68 and contributing editor to Artforum from 1963 to 1974, and later Artforum’s Executive Editor through 1976. Recognized today as an eminent writer in the world of art history and criticism, he is known for insightful essays on both historic and contemporary art, and particularly photography.
Kozloff’s numerous publications include Cubism/Futurism (1973), Photography & Fascination (1979), The Privileged Eye (1987), New York Capital of Photography (2002), The Theatre of the Face: Portrait Photography Since 1900 (2007), Vermeer: A Study Contrasto (2011), as well as monographs on Jasper Johns (1969, 1972), Duane Michals (1991), Peter Hujar (1994), and Saul Leiter (2014). A book on Kozloff’s photography New York Over the Top, was published in 2013.