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Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art
Published in October 2009 by Cambridge University Press

Working Papers and Chapters

May 2010Understanding Creativity
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Published: "Understanding Creativity." David W. Galenson; Journal of Applied Economics, 2010, 13(2), pp. 351-62. citation courtesy of

April 2010Innovators: Filmmakers
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March 2010Late Bloomers in the Arts and Sciences: Answers and Questions
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January 2010Innovators: Architects
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November 2009Innovators: Songwriters
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August 2009The Greatest Photographers of the Twentieth Century
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June 2009Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art
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Published: David W. Galenson, 2009. "Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number gale08-1, December.

July 2008The Greatest Architects of the Twentieth Century: Goals, Methods, and Life Cycles
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June 2008From the New Wave to the New Hollywood: The Life Cycles of Important Movie Directors from Godard and Truffaut to Spielberg and Eastwood
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The Back Story of Twentieth-Century Art
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Published: The Back Story of Twentieth-Century Art, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

May 2008The Globalization of Advanced Art in the Twentieth Century
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Published: The Globalization of Advanced Art in the Twentieth Century, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

April 2008Portraits of the Artist: Personal Visual Art in the Twentieth Century
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Published: Portraits of the Artist: Personal Visual Art in the Twentieth Century, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

March 2008Language in Visual Art: The Twentieth Century
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Published: Language in Visual Art, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

January 2008The Rise and (Partial) Fall of Abstract Painting in the Twentieth Century
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Published: The Rise and (Partial) Fall of Abstract Painting in the Twentieth Century, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

October 2007Co-Authoring Advanced Art
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Published: Co-Authoring Advanced Art, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

September 2007Artists and the Market: From Leonardo and Titian to Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst
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Published: Artists and the Market: From Leonardo and Titian to Warhol and Hirst, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

August 2007From "White Christmas" to Sgt. Pepper: The Conceptual Revolution in Popular Music
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June 2007Wisdom and Creativity in Old Age: Lessons from the Impressionists
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February 2007Who Were the Greatest Women Artists of the Twentieth Century? A Quantitative Investigation
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December 2006Painting by Proxy: The Conceptual Artist as Manufacturer
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October 2006You Cannot be Serious: The Conceptual Innovator as Trickster
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Published: You Cannot be Serious: The Conceptual Innovator as Trickster, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

August 2006A Conceptual World: Why the Art of the Twentieth Century is So Different From the Art of All Earlier Centuries
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Two Paths to Abstract Art: Kandinsky and Malevich
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May 2006Analyzing Artistic Innovation: The Greatest Breakthroughs of the Twentieth Century
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Published: Galenson, David. "Analyzing Artistic Innovation: The Greatest Breakthroughs of the Twentieth Century." Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 41, 3 (Summer 2008): 111-120.

February 2006The Most Important Works of Art of the Twentieth Century
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Published: The Most Important Works of Art of the Twentieth Century, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

And Now for Something Completely Different: The Versatility of Conceptual Innovators
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December 2005The Greatest Artists of the Twentieth Century
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Published: The Greatest Artists of the Twentieth Century, David W. Galenson. in Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art, Galenson. 2009

November 2005Creative Careers: The Life Cycles of Nobel Laureates in Economics
with Bruce A. Weinberg: w11799
October 2005Do the Young British Artists Rule (or: Has London Stolen the Idea of Postmodern Art from New York?): Evidence from the Auction Market
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Who Are the Greatest Living Artists? The View from the Auction Market
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August 2005The Methods and Careers of Leading American Painters in the late Nineteenth Century
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Toward Abstraction: Ranking European Painters of the Early Twentieth Century
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Published: Galenson, David W. "Toward Abstraction Ranking European Painters of the Early Twentieth Century." Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 39, 3 (Summer 2006): 99-111.

July 2005Filming Images or Filming Reality: The Life Cycles of Movie Directors from D.W. Griffith to Federico Fellini
with Joshua Kotin: w11486
February 2005Anticipating Artistic Success (or, How to Beat the Art Market): Lessons from History
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Published: David Galenson, 2005. "Anticipating Artistic Success," World Economics, World Economics, Economic & Financial Publishing, PO Box 69, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, RG9 1GB, vol. 6(2), pages 11-26, April.

November 2004One Hit Wonders: Why Some of the Most Important Works of Modern Art are Not by Important Artists
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May 2004A Portrait of the Artist as a Very Young or Very Old Innovator: Creativity at the Extremes of the Life Cycle
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Published: David Galenson, 2004. "A Portrait of the Artists as Young or Old Innovators," World Economics, World Economics, Economic & Financial Publishing, PO Box 69, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, RG9 1GB, vol. 5(4), pages 175-188, October.

January 2004A Portrait of the Artist as a Young or Old Innovator: Measuring the Careers of Modern Novelists
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Published: Galenson, David W. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young or Old Innovator: Measuring the Careers of Modern Novelists." Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 39, 2 (Spring 2006): 51-72.

September 2003The Reappearing Masterpiece: Ranking American Artists and Art Works of the Late Twentieth Century
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Published: Galenson, David W. "The Reappearing Masterpiece: Ranking American Artists and Art Works of the Late Twentieth Century." Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 38, 4 (Fall 2005): 178-188.

July 2003Literary Life Cycles: The Careers of Modern American Poets
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March 2003The Life Cycles of Modern Artists: Theory, Measurement, and Implications
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September 2002The New York School vs. the School of Paris: Who Really Made the Most Important Art After World War II?
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August 2002Careers and Canvases: The Rise of the Market for Modern Art in the Nineteenth Century
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March 2002Was Jackson Pollock the Greatest Modern American Painter? A Quantitative Investigation
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February 2002The Life Cycles of Modern Artists
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Published: Galenson, David W. "The Life Cycles of Modern Artists." Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 37, 3 (Summer 2004): 123 - 136.

October 2001Masterpieces and Markets: Why the Most Famous Modern Paintings Are Not by American Artists
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Published: Galenson, David W. “Masterpieces and Markets: Why the Most Famous Modern Paintings Are Not by American Artists." Historical Methods 35, 2 (Spring 2002): 68-70.

July 2001Young Geniuses and Old Masters: The Life Cycles of Great Artists from Masaccio to Jasper Johns
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  • David W. Galenson, 2007. "Introduction to Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity," Introductory Chapters, in: Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity Princeton University Press.
  • David Galenson, 2009. "Old masters and young geniuses: The two life cycles of human creativity," Journal of Applied Economics, Universidad del CEMA, vol. 0, pages 1-9, May.

May 2001Measuring Masters and Masterpieces: French Rankings of French Painters and Paintings from Realism to Surrealism
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Published: Galenson, David W. “Measuring Masters and Masterpieces: French Rankings of French Painters and Paintings from Realism to Surrealism." Histoire et Mesure 17, 1-2 (2002): 47-85.

October 1999Quantifying Artistic Success: Ranking French Painters - and Paintings - from Impressionism to Cubism
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Published: Galenson, David W. and Bruce A. Weinberg. "Creating Modern Art: The Changing Careers Of Painters In France From Impressionism To Cubism," American Economic Review, 2001, v91(4,Sep), 1063-1071.

May 1999Age and the Quality of Work: The Case of Modern American Painters
with Bruce A. Weinberg: w7122

Published: Galenson, David W. and Bruce A. Weinberg. "Age And The Quality Of Work: The Case Of Modern American Painters," Journal of Political Economy, 2000, v108(4,Aug), 761-777. citation courtesy of

January 1999The Lives of the Painters of Modern Life: The Careers of Artists in France from Impressionism to Cubism
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Published: Galenson, David W. "The Careers Of Modern Artists," Journal of Cultural Economics, 2000, v24(2,May), 87-112.

December 1997The Careers of Modern Artists: Evidence from Auctions of Contemporary Paintings
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Published: David Galenson, 2000. "The Careers of Modern Artists," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 24(2), pages 87-112, May.

January 1992Precedence and Wealth: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Utah
with Clayne L. Pope
in Strategic Factors in Nineteenth Century American Economic History: A Volume to Honor Robert W. Fogel, Claudia Goldin and Hugh Rockoff, editors
February 1991Precedence and Wealth: Evidence from Nineteenth Century Utah
with Clayne L. Pope: h0022

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May 1989Economic and Geographic Mobility on the Farming Frontier: Evidence from Appanoose County, Iowa 1850-1870
with Clayne L. Pope: h0004

Published: Journal of Economic History, vol. XLIX, no. 3, pp. 635-655, Sept. 1989.

September 1985On the Age at Leaving Home in the Early Nineteenth Century: Evidence from the Lives of New England Manufacturers
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Published: Galenson, David W. "On the Age at Leaving Home in the Early Nineteenth Century: Evidence from the Lives of New England Manufacturers," Social Science History, Vol. 11, No. 4, Winter 1987, pp. 355-78.

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