Independent scholar, curator, and art dealer, specializing in the art of the Dada and Surrealist periods
Francis Naumann appears in sessions on these topics
Francis M. Naumann is an independent scholar, curator, and art dealer, specializing in the art of the Dada and Surrealist periods. He is author of numerous articles and exhibition catalogues, including New York Dada 1915-25, considered to be the definitive history of the movement, and Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. In 1996, he organized Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York for the Whitney Museum of American Art; in 1997, Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute for the American Craft Museum in New York; and, in 2003, he curated Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray for the Montclair Art Museum. His most recent book is a collection of his essays on Marcel Duchamp: The Recurrent, Haunting Ghost: Essays on the Art, Life and Legacy of Marcel Duchamp. He lives with his wife and family in Northern Westchester, and operates his own gallery on West 57th Street in New York City, one that specializes in art from the Dada and Surrealist periods as well as the work of contemporary artists of related aesthetic sensibilities.