Rosenfeld, Paul

Rosenfeld, Paul (Leopold)

(1890–1946) music/art critic, author; born in New York City. After studying at Yale (B.A. 1912) and Columbia University (Litt.B. 1913), he worked as a free-lance writer for many periodicals, and published books on both music and art. A supporter of the modern movement in the arts, his best-known work was 14 American Moderns (1924), a volume of essays on such notables as Alfred Stieglitz, Albert P. Ryder, and William Carlos Williams. He was especially known as a passionate supporter of modern American composers in such works as Discoveries of a Music Critic (1936).
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