- John Russell (art critic)
CBE( 22 January, 1919– 23 August, 2008) was a British American art critic.
Life and career
John Russell was born in
Fleet, Hampshire, England, in 1919. He attended St Paul's School (London)and then
St Paul's School
Magdalen College, Oxford.
He was an unpaid intern at the
Tate Galleryin 1940, but moved to the country after the gallery was bombed. During World War IIhe worked in Naval Intelligence for the Admiralty. There he met Ian Fleming, who helped to secure Russell a reviewing position at " The Sunday Times". Russell succeeded a fired critic at "The Sunday Times" in 1950.
Hilton Kramerof the " New York Times" hired Russell in 1974. Russell was chief art critic there from 1982 to 1990.
Russell died at a hospice in the
Bronx[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/25/arts/25russell.html John Russell, Art Critic for The Times, Dies at 89.] ]
His books include:
* John Russell. "Matisse, Father & Son",
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999, ISBN 0 81094378 6
*"The Meanings of Modern Art" (1981, 2nd revised edition 1992) [cite book | last=Russell|first=John | title=The Meanings of Modern Art | publisher=Thames & Hudson| date=1992|isbn=0500275734] and books on
Seurat(1965) [cite book | last=Russell|first=John | title=Seurat (World of Art) | publisher=Thames & Hudson| date=1965 |isbn=0500200327] and Vuillard(1971) [cite book | last=Russell|first=John | title=Vuillard | publisher=Thames & Hudson| date=1971|isbn=0821202812] .
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