Manny Farber

Critic, Author, Artist
Since the late 1940s, this highly opinionated, controversial art and film critic has written for such cultural arbiters as "Cavalier," "Art Forum," Francis Ford Coppola's "City," "Film Culture" and "The Village Voice. " ... Read more »
Born: 02/20/1917 in Douglas, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (2)

Negative Space 2000 (Movie)

Himself--Film Critic (Actor)

Biography

Since the late 1940s, this highly opinionated, controversial art and film critic has written for such cultural arbiters as "Cavalier," "Art Forum," Francis Ford Coppola's "City," "Film Culture" and "The Village Voice. " It was in the 1950s that Farber wrote the three essays which were to make his name: "White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art" (for "Film Culture"), "Underground Films" and "Hard Sell Cinema."

Relationships

Parent
ran dry goods store

Milestones

1975

Married painter Patricia Patterson

1975

Taught at University of California (San Diego) and wrote for "City"

1966

Worked as critic for "Art Forum"

1941

Film critic for "The New Republic"

Wrote reviews for "Cavalier"

Wrote for "The New Leader"

Wrote three major essays on film and art, 1950s (coined term "underground film" 1957)

Worked as carpenter

Moved to New York late 1930s

Had showings of his artwork in New York in 1980s

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