RAYMOND J. STEINER, teacher, writer, lecturer and painter, is an art critic/reviewer for ART TIMES, a literary journal he co-founded with Cornelia Seckel in 1984 and for which he serves as Editor.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933, he has lived in the Hudson Valley/Catskill Region since 1945. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 and 1957-1960, he attended SUNY New Paltz where, after first entering as an art major (and finding the concentration on modern abstraction not to his liking), he earned his B.A. and M .A. degrees in English Literature.
Since his tenure at ART TIMES, he has profiled approximately one-hundred American and European artists for various publications and regularly critiques and/or reviews exhibitions, art books and art videos for ART TIMES.
Mr. Steiner is called upon from time to time to jury and/or judge art exhibits throughout New York State, his most recent (2007) a group show at the Woodstock Artist Association Museum in Woodstock, New York and the Audubon Artists's 65th Annual Exhibition in New York City. In July of 2000, he curated his own show, ““The League in Woodstock, New York: 1906” presented” at the Woodstock School of Art (the former home of the Art Student League of New York's Summer Sessions) at Woodstock, New York.
In addition to several Introductory Essays to several art catalogues/monographs, Mr. Steiner is the author of several books, both on art and non-art related subjects. He has been a member of the following organizations: National Arts Club, NYC; National Press Club, Washington, D.C.; Artist Fellowship, Inc. (where he once served as vice-president); the American Society of Aesthetics; the International Association of Art Critics; the Salmagundi Club; the Woodstock Artists Association; the Hudson Valley Art Association. He is listed in Strathmore's Who's Who and in Marquis's Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in American Art.
He presently resides in HighWoods, New York.
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