Modern Painters is a monthly art magazine. It was launched as a quarterly in the United Kingdom in 1987, and is now published in New York City by Louise Blouin Media.


The magazine was launched in England in 1987 by the art critic Peter Fuller,[1] who was editor until his death in a car accident in 1990. It was at first a quarterly; the first issue appeared in Spring 1988.[2] Fuller's associate editor, Karen Wright, acquired the title from its original backers, who included Bernard Jacobson of Bernard Jacobson Gallery and David Landau, founder and then editor of the scholarly journal, Print Quarterly.[citation needed] Wright was retained for a short period in a consultancy capacity when the magazine was purchased by LTB Media in 2004 and its publishing operation was brought to New York City in June 2004.[3] The first editor-in-chief under new ownership was Roger Tatley.

Modern Painters is owned by Louise Blouin Media.[4] In March 2016 Scott Indrisek was named editor-in-chief of the magazine, replacing Daniel Kunitz in the post.[4]. Indrisek was terminated early in 2017 for budget reasons, and later in the year the remainder of full-time staff was also liquidated, with some given offers to stay on as independent contractors without benefits.


  1. ^ a b Jonathan Jones (13 May 1999). This man made Britart what it is. He would have hated it. The Guardian. Retrieved March 2016.
  2. ^ a b [The editor] (April 1988). Editorial: 'Modern Painters'. The Burlington Magazine 130 (1021): 267–267. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Modern Painters Magazine Relocates to US: Roger Tatley Named Editor in Chief". PR Newswire. New York. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Nate Freeman (24 March 2016). "Modern Painters Names New Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor". Art News. Retrieved 29 November 2016.