DIANE RADYCKI is an art historian (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1993) and 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). Diane Radycki served as the first American translator and editor of The Letters and Journals of Paula Modersohn-Becker (1980).
Currently she is preparing the literary estate of the American artist and critic Sidney Tillim (1925–2001) for donation to the New York Public Library. Tillim’s 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 an associate professor at Moravian College, where she directs Payne Gallery.