Beth Gersh-Nesic

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, PhD

  • Director of the New York Arts Exchange
  • Lecturer at in Liberal Studies-Arts at Purchase College
  • Ph.D. in Art History from City University of New York's Graduate Center
  • Author of three books on art history

Experience

Beth Susan Gersh-Nesic is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She is the director of the New York Arts Exchange, an arts education service which offers tours, lectures and workshops in various venues, including museums, galleries, artists' studios and arts organizations.

Beth has taught art history at Purchase College since 1997 and Mercy College since 1995. She also teaches translation from French to English at Manhattanville College. In the past, Beth taught at New York University, Simmons College, Rhode Island College, and Hartwick College. Beth has lectured and led art tours through the New York Arts Exchange since 2003. 

Beth continues to write about and translate Salmon's art criticism in collaboration with Jacqueline Gojard, Professor Emeritus, University of Paris (Sorbonne III) and executor of André Salmon's literary estate. She also contributes to SmartHistory.org. 

Education

Beth earned her doctorate in art history from the City University of New York's Graduate Center and her MA and BA from Binghamton University. She took courses from John Rewald, Milton Brown, Linda Nochlin, Jack Flam and Rose-Carol Washton Long at the Graduate Center and James Marrow, Albert Boime, Kenneth Lindsay and Stanley Ferber at Binghamton University. Her master's thesis explored rhetorical gesture in 17th-century Dutch portraiture. Her dissertation on Picasso's friend, the art critic and poet André Salmon, was completed under the supervision of Rose-Carol Washton Long.

Beth continues to write about and translate Salmon's art criticism in collaboration with Jacqueline Gojard, Professor Emeritus, University of Paris (Sorbonne III) and executor of André Salmon's literary estate. You may read their work at the André Salmon website.

Publications

  • André Salmon on French Modern Art (2005)
  • Les Demoiselles d'Avignon Revisited (2007)
  • Early Criticism Of Andre Salmo (1991)

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