Calvin Tomkins Biography
Calvin Tomkins is a veteran American journalist and author currently working as an art critic for The New Yorker magazine since 1960. In 1958, he wrote his first fiction piece for the magazine and his first nonfiction piece in the year 1962.
Calvin’s numerous profile subjects have included Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and Marcel Duchamp among others. From 1980 to 1988, he wrote the magazine’s Art World column.
Prior to joining The New Yorker, Calvin worked for Newsweek as a general editor. Furthermore, Calvin has authored more than a dozen books including “Merchants and Masterpieces,” “The Bride and the Bachelors,” and many more.
Calvin Tomkins Age
Calvin Tomkins was born on 17th December 1925, in the City of Orange, New Jersey, United States of America. He is 97 years old.
Calvin Tomkins Height
Calvin possesses a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx. 1.70 m).
Calvin Tomkins Family
Calvin Tomkins was born and brought up in Orange, New Jersey by his caring and loving parents. Nonetheless, information with reference to Calvin’s parents is not available at the moment.
Calvin Tomkins Wife
He has been married 4 times in his life. Calvin was first married to Grace Lloyd and they share three children. He later married Judy and Susan Cheever. He had one kid with Susan. Calvin’s current wife is called Dodie Kazanjian who is a fellow writer. She is both a director of Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and a Vogue magazine contributing editor.
Calvin Tomkins Education
He attended and graduated from Berkshire School. Later on, he enrolled at Princeton University where he earned an undergraduate degree in the year 1948. Later, he became a journalist and served for Radio Free Europe between 1953 to 1957 and for Newsweek between 1957 to 1961.
Calvin Tomkins Salary
He receives a satisfactory salary of $83,500 per year. This is according to The New Yorker art critics’ salaries.
Calvin Tomkins Net Worth
Calvin has stockpiled a hefty fortune over the years he has worked and has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million.
Calvin Tomkins Career
He is currently working for The New Yorker magazine as an art critic. In 1958, he published a fictional piece, his first contribution to The New Yorker. Calvin joined the magazine as a staff writer in 1960. Calvin’s earliest writing for the magazine contained mostly short comedy pieces.
A profile of Jean Tinguely is his first piece of nonfiction writing for the magazine that appeared in the year 1962. Calvin wrote the New Yorker’s “Art World” column from 1980 to 1988. Calvin’s numerous profile subjects have included Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and Marcel Duchamp among others.
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