03/27/2012 06:52 pm ET Updated May 27, 2012

Hilton Kramer Dead: Critic Who Championed Modernism Dies At 84

Hilton Kramer, whose clear, incisive style and combative temperament made him one of the most influential critics of his era, both at The New York Times, where he was the chief art critic for nine years, and at The New Criterion, which he edited from its founding in 1982, died early Tuesday in Harpswell, Me. He was 84.

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