Jed Perl has been the art critic for the New Republic since 1994. He has been a contributing editor to Vogue, and has written for numerous magazines, including The New York Review of Books, Harper’s, and The Atlantic. He also teaches at the New School in New York City.
He was the first recipient of the Marian and Andrew Heiskell Visiting Critic and Journalist Award of the American Academy in Rome in 2003 and has also received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Leon Levy Biography Center at the City University of New York.
His books include Magicians and Charlatans: Essays on Art and Culture, Antoine’s Alphabet: Watteau and His World, and New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century, which was a New York Times Notable Book and an Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year (2005). He is currently working on the first full-length biography of Alexander Calder.