DIANE RADYCKI is an art historian who specializes in European art from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. Her scholarship focuses on the work of women artists in this period.
A recipient of Fulbright and AAUW (American Association of University Women) fellowships, she was awarded a Millard Meiss Publication Fund grant by the College Art Association for the monograph Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist (Yale University Press, 2013). She served as the first American translator and editor of The Letters and Journals of Paula Modersohn-Becker (1980).
Raycki's dissertation on Modersohn-Becker was the first on a woman artist written in the Fine Arts Department of Harvard University (1993).
In addition, she has compiled a comprehensive inventory of the extensive archive of the American artist and critic Sidney Tillim (1925–2001). Tillim’s drawings and papers document both his long exhibition career and his years as a contributing editor writing for Artforum and Arts magazines, etc. Of special importance are fifty volumes of journals that cover the New York art scene during the second half of the twentieth-century.
Diane Radycki lives in New York City and is professor of art history at Moravian College, where she directs Payne Gallery.