Calvin Tomkins is an author and art critic for The New Yorker magazine.

After receiving an undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1948 he became a journalist. He worked for Radio Free Europe from 1953 to 1957 and for Newsweek from 1957 to 1961, before writing his first piece for The New Yorker in 1958. He joined the magazine as a staff writer in 1960.

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