William Rubin


William Rubin

William Stanley Rubin, né le 12 août 1927 à Brooklyn aux États-Unis et décédé le 22 janvier 2006 à New York, était un historien d'art, un essayiste et un conservateur de musée américain.

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Rubin fait ses études à New York, notamment auprès de Victor D'Amico, directeur d'un programme d'éducation au Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Il poursuit sa formation en littérature et en italien à l'Université Columbia et en musicologie à l'Université de Paris. Il décide cependant de revenir à New York au bout d'un an pour s'orienter alors vers l'histoire de l'art[1].

Entré en 1967 au MoMA, il fut choisi par Alfred Barr, son ami rencontré à la fin des années 1950, pour lui succèder à la tête du département Peintures et Sculptures de la célèbre institution new-yorkaise de 1973 à 1988. Sous sa direction le département continua à se restructurer dans la lignée de son prédécesseur[1]. Il orienta notamment les collections vers les œuvres de Picasso et des surréalistes,

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