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She chronicled two decades of contemporary art as a critic at the Saturday Review. Kuh died in Avis Berman is an art historian, author, and Edward Hopper expert. Also included are manuscripts for the memoir and an annotated version of Avis Berman's interview with Kuh. The Avis Berman files include correspondence, writings, printed material, clippings, press releases, and miscellaneous printed material.

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Biographical Note Biographical Note. Berman was a close friend of Katharine Kuh's and is Kuh's literary executor. Berman compiled Katharine Kuh's research materials for the memoir that she was working on at the time of her death; the book was subsequently published as My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator in Katharine Kuh was a curator and art dealer born in St. Louis, Missouri. As a graduate student, Kuh developed an interest in modern art, particularly the work of European artists.

Kuh married George Kuh, a businessman in She and Kuh divorced six years later. In , she established the Katharine Kuh Gallery in Chicago. The Katharine Kuh Gallery was one of the first galleries in Chicago to show photography as art. At the gallery, Kuh taught classes on an informal basis to individuals interested in modern art.

My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator

With the onset of America's involvement in World War II, Kuh realized that the war would curtail her contact with many of the European artists whose works she had promoted and in , she decided to close the gallery. In , Katharine Kuh took a position in the public relations department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Later she was appointed the Curator of Painting and Sculpture; in this role, she developed a close collaborative relationship with the Director of the Art Institute, Daniel Catton Rich.

She served as an art editor at the Saturday Review and World Magazine. She was also an art consultant for the First National Bank of Chicago from Katharine Kuh traveled extensively and often wrote about the art of the places she visited such as Sicily, Turkey, and the Yucatan.

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In the s Kuh developed an interest in the wood carvings of the Indian tribes in the Pacific Northwest. The University of Alaska awarderd her an honorary doctorate for her efforts to preserve the indigenous artwork of the region's Native Americans. At the time of her death, Katharine Kuh had completed a final draft of her memoir, which she had tentatively titled, Sorting Out and Summing Up: Episodes in an Art Odyssey.

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