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Arthur Danto Lindo

American art critic and philosopher

1924   -   2013

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Wayne State University, Columbia University
occupation: art critic, philosopher, painter, university teacher, writer, journalist, art historian
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, George Polk Award, Albertus-Magnus professorate
influenced by: Jean-Paul Sartre

Arthur Coleman Danto (January 1, 1924 – October 25, 2013) was an American art critic, philosopher, and professor at Columbia University. He is best known for having been a long-time art critic for The Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he contributed significantly to a number of fields, including the philosophy of action. His interests included thought, feeling, philosophy of art, theories of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel's aesthetics, and the philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre.
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