Founder and editor of Vasari21, Ann Landi placed Francis M. Naumann’s memoir, Mentors: The Making of an Art Historian, at the top of her suggested summer reading list. Landi has… Read more Arts writer Ann Landi recommends Mentors for Summer Reading →
Moriah Gill’s article, “Was Rose in ‘Titanic’ Based on a Real Person?” published by Rare highlights aspects of Beatrice Wood’s expansive career, including one amazing detail: Naumann’s recollections of Wood,… Read more Francis M. Naumann’s Mentors included in Beatrice Wood spotlight →
In a comprehensive review of Naumann’s Mentors, The Brooklyn Rail pays special attention not only to the author’s close relationship to accomplished potter Beatrice Wood, but the effects this relationship… Read more Naumann’s Mentors makes a “break from the sexist world” — Review from The Brooklyn Rail →
On October 24th, Francis Naumann Fine Art hosted a night for Beatrice Wood Remembers, a documentary film featuring the prolific ceramic artist, whose intriguing life spanned over a century. Guests… Read more Beatrice Wood at Francis Naumann Fine Art →
The Francis Naumann Gallery in Manhattan will host a film screening of Steven Watson’s Beatrice Wood Remembers, based on the life of the prolific artist who is central to Naumann’s book, Mentors.
“[Francis M.] Naumann’s writing is entertaining and authentic. He sings the praises of those who formed his own character as well as embraces their flaws. From the bordellos to the… Read more Seattle Book Review: Mentors is “riveting” →
“Mentors is an accessible and richly detailed celebration of intense cross-generational exchanges between individuals who champion and challenge each other.”
On his blog Triumph of the Now, reviewer Scott Manley Hadley discusses the many intriguing aspects of Mentors, a forthcoming memoir by art historian and scholar Francis M. Naumann: “An odd but consistently engaging text about academic mentorship, about art, about art history, about writing, about ageing, about illness, about artists and ….