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Bio: Raymond J. Steiner ~ Art Critic, Editor, Author and Artist

Raymond J. Steiner

Steiner is an art critic/ reviewer for ART TIMES, a literary journal he helped found in 1984 and for which he serves as Editor. ART TIMES is the “go-to source” for essays and articles about the arts and for painters, sculptors, film makers, actors, musicians, writers and people looking for calendar listings, opportunity listings, arts schools, theatre auditions, juried art shows, performance locations, and writing competitions. In addition to authoring hundreds of essays, reviews, critiques, and several books, he has lectured extensively on various topics. In recent years, he has lectured in New York City at the National Arts Club on “The Case for Tradition” and at the National Sculpture Society on “Establishing a Teaching Philosophy”; in Germany at Amerika Haus, Cologne, on “The Influence of the Düsseldorf and Munich Academies on the Art Students League of New York” and at the Heimatmuseum Charlottenburg, Berlin, on “The Art Students League and the Role of Women Artists;" and at the Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY and at the National Arts Club, NYC, on “The Art of Art Criticism.” In October of 2000, he delivered his paper, “Chen Chi: Master Watercolorist,” at St. John’s University for Chinese Contributions to America: An International Academic Conference at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Queens, NY. ; and, in September 2002, he delivered his paper, “Art: From Iconography to Iconoclasm” at the international conference, The Transformation of the Christian Churches in Western Europe: 1945—2000, at the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium. More recently he was the guest lecturer for The Hudson Valley Artists' Association giving a talk entitled “The Artist as Seer” and at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT he spoke on “The Art Students League: W.M. Chase and R. Henri”. He is also an accomplished landscape painter and has exhibited his work in solo and group shows. His many published works includes The Vessel of Splendor: A Return to the One; The Girl Who Couldn’t See (a book for young adults); Quarry Rubble (a book of poetry); 23 Woodstock Artists; Heinrich J. Jarczyk: Toward a Vision of Wholeness; Heinrich J. Jarczyk: Etchings 1968-1998; The Art Students League of New York: A History; and a novel, The Mountain. His works have been translated into German, French, Polish, Chinese and Italian. He is currently Member Emeritus of the Salmagundi Club, a member of the Artist Fellowship, Inc., the International Association of Art Critics has been a member of the National Arts Club, American Society of Aesthetics, and the Hudson Valley Art Association. Landscape painting has been an avocation of his for some years and his method has primarily been to paint on site, alla prima, and, in an effort to capture the spontaneous impression, to confine himself almost exclusively to the use of the palette knife. He has had several one-person shows and has been included in many group shows both in the Hudson Valley and New York City. See: for his artwork, writings and an interview. Steiner's blog can be reached at:

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