Peter Plagens was born March 1, 1941 in Dayton, Ohio. He is an artist and art critic living and working in New York.
MFA, Syracuse University; Syracuse, NY (1964)
BFA, University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA (1962)
Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant (2009)
National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting (1985, 1987)
National Endowment for the Arts, Grant in Art Criticism (1973)
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award (1972)
Art Critic, The Wall Street Journal; New York, NY (since 2011)
Art Critic, Newsweek; New York, NY (1989-2003)
Plagens participated in a collaborative print project at Normal Editions Workshop during a short term residency at the School of Art at Illinois State University in 1979.
The Print That Changed the World is included in the Marks from the Matrix traveling exhibition available from Normal Editions Workshop.