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Christopher Knight

Christopher Knight is art critic for the Los Angeles Times. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism (1991, 2001, and 2007), he received the 1997 Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism from the College Art Association, the first journalist to win the award in more than 25 years. Knight has appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes, PBS’s NewsHour, NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and CNN and was featured in the 2009 documentary, The Art of the Steal. Prior to joining the staff of the Times in 1989, Knight served as Los Angeles Herald Examiner art critic (1980-89), as assistant director for public information at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1979–1980), and as curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (1976–1979).

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