Milton Gendel (December 16, 1918 – October 11, 2018) was an American photographer and art critic who worked for most of his career in Italy.
Gendel was born in New York City, New York in December 1918 but lived in Rome from 1949 on. As a correspondent for ARTnews, he wrote articles about Italian artists such as Alberto Burri and Toti Scialoja. Gendel’s photographs capture artists and intellectuals against the background of the transformation of Italy during the postwar economic boom. He was an associate of André Breton during his time in New York. In 1945-46, while stationed in China with the United States Army, he captured the tumultuous period between the Japanese surrender and the advent of civil war that brought the Communists to power.