Robert L. Pincus

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Robert L. Pincus served as the art critic of The San Diego Union and The San Diego Union-Tribune for 25 years, beginning in 1985. From 1981 to 1985, he was an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. He has won many journalism prizes for his art reviews and commentary, including the Chemical Bank Award for Distinguished Newspaper Art Criticism.


He has a combined PhD in English and Art History from the University of Southern California and is the author of a seminal book on the artists Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, entitled "On A Scale That Competes With The World." He has contributed essays to many other books and exhibition catalogs, including "Behold, America!: Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums;" "Sophie Calle: The Reader" and "Robert Wilson: Space/Time."


He has written regularly for magazines, including Art News and Art in America, for three decades. Pincus has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of San Diego since 1998, offering courses in art criticism, theory and history. He has also taught at San Diego State University and the University of Southern California.