American art critic Jerry Saltz was born on February 19, 1951. Before he built up his career, he was a long-distance truck driver. He has since made a name for himself in the art world, being senior art critic and columnist for New York magazine.
Jerry Saltz used to be the senior art critic for The Village Voice, and has served as a visiting critic to numerous universities. He has been also received the nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism three times and is known as the judge for the Bravo reality series Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. His work has also been published in two books, namely "Seeing Out Loud: The Village Voice Art Columns, 1998-2003" and "Seeing Out Louder." He is also the founder of N.A.M.E. Gallery and the co-editor of "Sketchbook with Voices."