The Art Appreciation Authors

Professor Stephen Farthing

Stephen Farthing studied at St Martin's School of Art, London (1969-73) before taking his Masters Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London (1973-76). Here he was awarded an Abbey Major Scholarship, taking him to The British School at Rome for a year from 1976.

His teaching career began as a Lecturer in Painting at Canterbury College of Art (1977-79), after which he was a Tutor in painting at the Royal College of Art, London from 1980 to 1985. He went on to become Head of Painting (1985-87) and Head of Department of Fine Art (1987-89) at West Surrey College of Art and Design. From 1990 he was Ruskin Master at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford until 2000.

Stephen Farthing has exhibited extensively in one man shows since his first solo exhibition held at the Royal College of Art Gallery, London in 1977. His work, representing Britain, was shown at the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1989, leading to many further solo shows in the UK and abroad, including South America and Japan. He has also participated in many group exhibitions since 1975, including the John Moores Liverpool Exhibitions, in which he was a Prize Winner in 1976, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1997 and 1999. He was represented by The Edward Totah Gallery in London and New York until Edwards's death in 1997.

Farthing was Artist in Residence at the Hayward Gallery, London in 1989. He was elected Royal Academician in 1998 and in 2000 was made an Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford. In 2000, Duckworth published, The Intelligent Persons Guide to Modern Art. He was executive director of the New York Academy of Art from September 2000 until August 2004 when he was appointed Rootstein Hopkins Research Chair of Drawing at the university of Arts London, which he has held until 2017. Stephen now lives and works in New York and London.

Recent Solo Exhibitions

  • National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
  • Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • National Museum of Art, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester
  • Sloane Racotta Gallery, Mexico City
  • Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey
  • Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
  • City Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Otemae Centre for the Arts, Otemae University, Kansai, Japan
  • Mary Ogilvy Gallery, St Anne's College, Oxford
  • Anne Berthoud Gallery, London
  • British Council, Kyoto, Japan
  • Brantwood House, Cumbria
  • Amagansett Applied Arts, New York

Recent Commissions

  • 2004 - Cleveland Browns NFL, Browns Town Mural for stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1988 - Portrait of the past and present historians Eric Hobsbawm, Rodney Hilton, Sir Keith Thomas, Sir John Elliot, Lawrence Stone and Jean Thirsk (commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, London). Topographical painting of Dorset (commissioned by the Dorchester Hospital Trust)
  • Books

    • Art: The Whole Story
    • 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die: Revised and Updated
    • Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks
    • Renaissance Art Pop-up Book
    • Royal Academy Illustrated 2005: A selection from the 237th Summer Exhibition
    • 501 Great Artists: A Comprehensive Guide to the Giants of the Art World
    • The Sketchbooks of Jocelyn Herbert
    • The Sketchbooks of Nicholas Grimshaw
    • Art: From Cave Painting to Street Art - 40,000 Years of Creativity

Andrew Graham-Dixon

Born in London in 1960, Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world. He has presented numerous landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed A History of British Art, Renaissance and Art of Eternity, as well as numerous individual documentaries on art and artists. For more than twenty years he has published a weekly column on art, first in the Independent and, more recently, in the Sunday Telegraph. He has written a number of acclaimed books, on subjects ranging from medieval painting and sculpture to the art of the present.

Andrew has a long history of public service in the field of the visual arts, having judged the Turner Prize, the BP National Portrait Prize and the Annual British Animation Awards, among many other prizes. He has served on the Government Art Collection Committee, the Hayward Advisory Committee, and is currently a member of the board of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.

In the course of his career, Andrew has won numerous awards for writing and broadcasting and his achievements have been acclaimed by many of his most distinguished peers.

Andrew was educated at Westminster School before winning a scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford University, where he studied English Language and Literature (1978-81), graduating with a Double First. He pursued postgraduate studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art from 1982.

For more detailed information on Andrew Graham-Dixon please visit his website:


  • Howard Hodgkin (1993)
  • A History of British Art (1995)
  • Paper Museum (1995)
  • Renaissance (1999)
  • In the Picture (2005)
  • Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel (2007)
  • Caravaggio - A Life Sacred and Profane (2010)

Television programmes, documentaries, series and film

  • The Billboard Project of (1992)
  • The Raft of the Medusa (1992)
  • A History of British Art (1992 - 1995)
  • Hogarth's Progress (1996)
  • Renaissance 6-part series (1996 - 1999)
  • Art That Shook the World (2001)
  • Secret Lives of the Artists (2002)
  • 1000 Ways of Getting Drunk in England (2003)
  • The Elgin Marbles (2002) drama-documentary
  • I, Samurai (2006)
  • Jasper Johns, Max Beckman, Lucian Freud, Tamara de Lempicka and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (documentaries)
  • The Secret of Drawing 4-part series (2006)
  • The Art of Eternity 3-part series (2007)
  • The Art of Spain (2008)
  • The Art of Russia (2009)
  • The Art of Germany (2010)
  • Petworth House: The Big Spring Clean (behind the scene with National Trust's conservation team)
  • I Never Tell Anybody Anything: The Life and Art of Edward Burra (Film - 2010)
  • Art of America (2011)
  • The High Art of the Low Countries (2013)

Dr Sheila McTighe

Dr Sheila McTighe was born and educated in the U.S.A., taking her PhD at Yale University in 1987, where her PhD dissertation was on the landscapes of Nicolas Poussin. She taught at Cornell University and Barnard College of Columbia University in the States before coming to the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London. Now an independent art historian, she has taught many BA, MA and PhD students in the field. Her publications focus on 17th century painting in Italy and France, and also on early modern print culture.

Her most recent publication is a book on the artistic practices associated with 17th-century realism, titled Representing from Life in 17th-century Italy (Amsterdam University Press, 2020). It contains studies of Caravaggio, Jacques Callot, Claude Lorrain, and Michelangelo Cerquozzi. A book in progress for the same press studies the iconography and patronage of genre painting and prints, with essays on pairings of artists in dialogue with one another through their works: Giovanna Garzoni and Vincenzo Campi, Sofonisba Anguissola and Caravaggio, Francesco Villamena and Annibale Carracci, Jacques Callot and Francesco Villamena. After a number of years working on realism and genre art in this period, she is now also returning to the art of Nicolas Poussin, with a new translation and study of his letters.

Books and other publications

  • Representing from Life in 17th-century Italy (2020)
  • The Imaginary Everyday:Genre Painting and Prints in Italy and France, ca. 1580-1670 (2008)
  • Nicolas Poussin's Landscape Allegories (1996)
  • The Old Woman as Art Critic: Speech and Silence in Response to the Passions, from Annibale Carracci to Denis Diderot, (Critical Essay), Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes (2008)
  • Foods and the body in Italian genre paintings, about 1580: Campi, Passarotti, Carracci.(Critical Essay), The Art Bulletin (2004)
  • Perfect Deformity, Ideal Beauty and the Imaginaire of Work: The Reception of Annibale Carracci’s Arti di Bologna in 1646” (critical essay) The Oxford Art Journal (1998)
  • Artemisia (review) Apollo (2020)
  • Crafting allure: Sheila McTighe enjoys an exhibition that puts Barocci's innovative processes on display, Apollo (2013)
  • More than the sum of its parts: Turner in the Light of Claude, (National Gallery (United Kingdom) Times Higher Education (2012)
  • No trace of reality (Claude: The Enchanted Landscape), Times Higher Education (2011)
  • Lives Under the Microscope: Eccentric Individuals and Traditional Communities, (Book review) Oxford Art Journal (2009)
  • The End of Caravaggio” (review) The Art Bulletin (2005)
  • Power and darkness: the exhibition of Caravaggio's late works at the National Gallery, London, Apollo (2005)

Dr John Bonehill

John Bonehill lectures in the history of art at the University of Glasgow, and has formerly held posts at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and Birkbeck, University of London.

His research interests lie predominantly in British art and culture of the long eighteenth century, with a particular concern in recent years for landscape and its representation. His publications include the co-edited volumes Old Ways New Roads: Travels in Scotland 1720-1832 (2021) and William Hodges 1744-1797: The Art of Exploration (2004). He has also published on aspects of the art of Allan Ramsay, Joshua Reynolds, William Hodges, Joseph Wright of Derby and J.M.W. Turner.

In 2009, he curated the touring exhibition Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain, a major re-assessment of a significant figure in the development of landscape painting in watercolour. His current research develops some of the themes of this exhibition, being a book-length study of estate portraiture of the period c.1640-1820, exploring the relationship of this little-studied genre to a range of cultural practices, including antiquarianism, gardening, poetry and domestic tourism, as well as the politics and practicalities of what was known at the time as 'improvement'.

Other on going research addresses the later career of Wright of Derby and drawing as a form of knowledge on natural history expeditions during the eighteenth century. He contributes regularly to academic conferences and workshops, and co-convened the international conference Landscape and 'the arts of prospect' in seventeenth-century Britain.


  • Old Ways New Roads: Travels in Scotland c.1720-1832 (2021)
  • Lost and Found: Wright of Derby’s View of Gibraltar (2011)
  • Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain (2009)
  • Conflicting Visions: War and Visual Culture in Britain and France c.1700-1830 (2005)
  • William Hodges 1744-1797: The Art of Exploration (2004)

Dr Carol Jacobi

Carol Jacobi is a British art historian specialising in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has a PhD in History of Art and an MA in English Literature from the University of London and has worked internationally as a lecturer, writer and curator. She is currently Curator of British Art 1850-1915 at Tate Britain in London. Carol has taught undergraduate and post-graduate programmes at Birkbeck College and the Courtauld Institute in London, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford and elsewhere. Her first post was at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore.

Her work is orientated towards redefining the way we look at modern British art in its international dimensions and she has published widely on this subject. In 2006 her book William Holman Hunt: Painter, Painting, Paint (Manchester University Press) reassessed this Pre-Raphaelite artist and she has also written about John Everett Millais.

In 2008 she co-curated the major exhibition William Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada which toured to Manchester Art Gallery, England and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA. She has written about Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon and her monograph Out of the Cage: the Art of Isabel Rawsthorne (Yale University Press), revealing the 'lost' career of this twentieth century painter is forthcoming.

In 2008-9 she was Leverhulme Fellow in the History of Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery, London and she has created exhibitions at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, Walsall New Art Gallery, Walsall as well as Tate.


  • William Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision, ed. with Katharine Lochnan Ontario: Yale University Press/Art Gallery of Ontario, 2008
  • 'Narrative Painting', A History of British Art, 1870 to the present, volume 3, ed. Chris Stephens, Tate/Yale Center for British Art, 2008
  • 'William Holman Hunt,' The Cambridge Companion to the Pre-Raphaelites, ed. E Prettejohn, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011

Christopher Riopelle

Christopher Riopelle is the Neil Westreich Curator of Post 1800 Paintings at the National Gallery, London, and the Acting Curator of Eighteenth-century French Paintings. He has held curatorial positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, California, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has taught at the American College in Paris, New York University, New York, and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

He has curated exhibitions on such French artists as Delacroix, Delaroche, Ingres, Rodin, Renoir, Degas and Gauguin. He has curated exhibitions on the Norwegian painter Peder Balke, the Spaniard Joaquín Sorolla, the Pole Jan Matejko and the Americans Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, as well as on Australian Impressionists, Italian Divisionists, and Picasso. Among contemporary artists, he has curated exhibitions in collaboration with Tim Gardiner, Richard Hamilton and Ed Ruscha. The history of landscape painting, especially the landscape oil sketch, is a particular scholarly interest. For the bicentenary of the National Gallery in 2024 he is preparing a major exhibition on Van Gogh.

Books and publications

  • Christopher Riopelle wrote or made substantial contributions to the following exhibition catalogues, among many others:
  • André Dombrowski and Nancy Ireson, eds, Cézanne in the Barnes Foundation. Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation, 2022 (forthcoming)
  • Conversations with God: Jan Matejko’s ‘Copernicus’ (exh cat) London, National Gallery, 2021
  • Cornelia Homburg and Christopher Riopelle, eds., Gauguin Portraits, Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 2019
  • Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, London, National Gallery, 2019, pp. 62 – 79, notes p. 256.
  • Elizabeth Kornhauser and Tim Barringer, eds., Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
  • Christopher Riopelle, ed., Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire, London, National Gallery, 2018
  • Christopher Riopelle, ed., Australia’s Impressionists. London, National Gallery, 2016
  • Ingres, edición a cargo de Vincent Pomarède e Carlos G. Navarro. Madrid, Museo del Prado, 2015
  • Patrick Noon and Christopher Riopelle, Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art. London, National Gallery Company, 2015
  • Cornelia Homburg, ed., Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities. Washington, DC, The Phillips Collection, 2014

Dr Paul Atterbury

Dr Paul Atterbury BA (Hons) is a writer, lecturer, exhibition curator and broadcaster who specialises in the art, architecture and design of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Having started as a graphic designer, he then worked in publishing before becoming Historical Advisor to the Royal Doulton Group, with responsibilities for setting up and running factory museums.

Later, he edited The Connoisseur magazine. As a writer, he has produced over forty books, on ceramics, silver and jewellery, sculpture, design and antiques generally, along with others on canals and railways. He has lectured on a wide range of art and design topics to societies and academic institutions throughout Britain, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and The Netherlands.

Paul has curated four exhibitions for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and others for institutions in New York.

As a broadcaster he has appeared often on TV and radio in the United Kingdom, but principally he has been a member of BBC's Antiques Roadshow team of experts for over twenty years, and his regular appearances often include discussions of objects from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras.

Paul Atterbury lives with his wife in Dorset, in southwest England, in a modern house that looks out over the sea.

Have you had it Long Madam?


  • Art Deco Patterns (Studio source books)
  • Poole Pottery: Carter & Company and Their Successors, 1873-2011
  • Pugin: A Gothic Passion
  • Gilbert Bayes: Sculptor 1872-1953
  • The Jewellery and Silver of H.G. Murphy: Arts and Crafts to Art Deco
  • Ruskin Pottery: Pottery of Edward Richard Taylor and William Howson Taylor, 1898-1933
  • The Wedding: 150 Years of Down-the-Aisle Style
  • The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique Furniture: An Illustrated Guide to Identifying Period, Detail, and Design
  • The Doulton story: A souvenir booklet produced originally for the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum
  • The Cube Teapot: The Story of the Patent Teapot
  • The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique China and Silver: An Illustrated
  • Guide to Tableware, Identifying Period, Detail and Design
  • The Great Antiques Treasure Hunt: Test Your Knowledge of Antiques and Collectibles and Learn While You Search
  • The Little, Brown Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Antiques
  • Dennis Chinaworks
  • The North of France: A Guide to the Art, Architecture, Landscape and Atmosphere of Artois, Picardy and Flanders
  • The Parian Phenomenon: Survey of Victorian Parian Porcelain Statuary and Busts
  • European Pottery and Porcelain
  • Heavenly Bodies: Sculptural Responses to the Human Form
  • Antiques: Encyclopaedia of the Decorative Arts
  • 1000 Tiles: Ten Centuries of Decorative Ceramics
  • The Bulfinch Illustrated Encyclopedia of Antiques
  • English Pottery and Porcelain
  • Collectors' London
  • The History of Porcelain
  • British Interior Design
  • Dinky Toys Much Loved Dinky Toys from the 1950s
  • Henry George: Printer and Publisher in Westerham, Kent, 1830-46
  • Victorian House Style Handbook
  • Moorcroft: A Guide to Moorcroft Pottery 1897-1993
  • Cornish Ware: Kitchen and Domestic Pottery by T.G. Green of Church Gresley
  • Poole Pottery in the 1950s: A Price Guide
  • Know Your Antiques: Picking the Priceless and Rejecting the Fake
  • Cornish Ware and Domestic Pottery by T.G. Green
  • Miller's Twentieth Century Ceramics (Miller's 20th C.)
  • Victorians at Home and Abroad (Victoria and Albert Museum Studies)
  • Midwinter Pottery: A Revolution in British Tableware
  • The 'Antiques Roadshow' (Mitchell Beazley Antiques & Collectables BBC)
  • Lost Railway Journeys: Rediscover Britain's Forgotten Railway Routes
  • Paul Atterbury's Railway Collection
  • Along Main Lines: The Great Trains, Stations and Routes of Britain's Railways
  • Paul Atterbury's Wonder Book of Trains
  • On Holiday - the Way We Were (AA Illustrated Reference)
  • Mapping Britain's Lost Branch Lines: A nostalgic look at Britain's branch lines in old maps and photographs
  • Along Country Lines: Exploring the Rural Railways of Yesterday
  • Tickets Please: A Nostalgic Journey Through Railway Station Life
  • Along Lost Lines
  • Branch Line Britain: A Nostalgic Journey Celebrating a Golden Age
  • Life Along the Line: A Nostalgic Celebration of Railways and Railway People
  • Discovering Britain's Lost Railways
  • All Change! (AA Illustrated Reference)
  • Paul Atterbury's Favourite Railway Journeys
  • Thames: From the Source to the Sea (Country Series)
  • On Holiday
  • Walking Britain's Rivers and Canals
  • South East England by Train
  • English Rivers and Canals
  • Country Railways
  • The Dictionary of Minton
  • Just a Line from West Bay: The Story of a Dorset Harbour and Resort in Postcards
  • End of the Line: Exploration of Britain's Threatened Rural Railways
  • See Britain by Train
  • A Peep at Eype: The Story of a Dorset Village in Postcards

Professor David Cottington

David Cottington studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford for a BA, and was an MA student at the Courtauld in 1970-2. After some years' teaching at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver he returned to study for a PhD at the Courtauld in 1978, and to write a thesis, completed in 1985, on 'Cubism and the Politics of Culture in France, 1905-1914'. For several years he led an MA course in '20th Century Art & Design: Histories & Theories' at University College Falmouth, where he was appointed its first Professor in 1994. He joined Kingston University in 2005, as Director of Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, and was appointed Professor of Art History the following year. The study of early 20th century Parisian modernism has until recently been his particular research interest. The objects of his current research are the histories and theories of the avant-garde, in particular the avant-garde formations of Europe before the First World War (he is presently writing a book on those of London and Paris in this period, for Yale University Press), and the recent and contemporary growth of the 'creative industries'.

Research expertise

David is an expert on cubism and early twentieth-century art in Paris, and has published several books on this subject. He has also recently published (in January 2013) 'The Avant-Garde: A Very Short Introduction', a volume in the 'Very Short Introductions' published by the Oxford University Press. His other publications have included 'Cubism in the Shadow of War: The Avant-Garde and Politics in Paris, 1905-1914' (Yale, 1998), 'Movements in Modern Art: Cubism' (Tate, 1998), Cubism and its Histories' (Manchester, 2004) and 'Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction' (Oxford, 2005). Among many articles he has written, the most recent is 'The Formation of the Avant-Garde in Paris and London, c1880-1915', in Art History, June 2012.

David has become increasingly interested in the artistic 'avant-garde', both as a concept and as a historical formation. He is currently working on a book for Yale University Press, entitled 'A Tale of Two Cities; the Formations of the Avant-Garde in Paris and London, c1895-1915'. It explores the differences, and relations, between the discourses and institutional developments that shaped the emergence and consolidation of these formations. This project is preliminary to a proposed international collaborative project, 'mapping' this emergence and consolidation, on a European (and ultimately global) scale. This will identify a number of key typologies of the avant-garde groupings that appeared in the capital cities of Europe (and North and South America) in the pre-First World war period.

Susie Hodge

British-born Susie Hodge is an author, artist, journalist and art historian, with over 80 books published, many on art history, history and practical art. She also writes booklets and web resources for major galleries and museums and is a regular contributor of articles in art magazines.

She lectures and runs art history and practical art workshops in universities, colleges, schools, businesses and various societies, and is an art history examiner for an international exam board. She is often interviewed on national and international radio programmes and television documentaries.

She began her career as a copywriter for the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi in London, also taught for several years, has an MA in the History of Art by Research from the University of London and is a Fellow of the RSA. Her books are available internationally.


  • Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That
  • Velázquez, His Life and Works
  • How To Survive Modern Art
  • The Great Artists
  • Monet, His Life and Works
  • And many more - check out Susie's website

You can follow Susie on Twitter: @susie_hodge

Anna Moszynska

Anna Moszynska pioneered the study of contemporary art as an academic subject in the UK at Sotheby’s Institute where she directed the first courses during the late 1980s and oversaw the development of these into the MA in Contemporary Art in 1995.

Her books include Abstract Art (1990/2020) and Sculpture Now (2013) both published by Thames & Hudson, as well as two books on Antony Gormley: Drawing (British Museum, 2002) and Drawing Space (MACRO Rome, 2010). She has contributed to a wide variety of journals including Tate, Apollo, Arts Review, The Burlington Magazine, TLS and Art Monthly as well as writing essays for public and private institutions stretching from Berlin, Dubai, Aosta and Istanbul to White Cube and Tate Modern in London. Artists for whom she has written catalogues include Stephen Cox, Langlands & Bell, Vicken Parsons, Liz Rideal, Rebecca Salter, Estelle Thompson, Thomas Scheibitz and Eberhard Havekost.

Her extensive interests in the development of recent British, European, American and Middle Eastern practice, and in the problematic issue of medium specificity, have placed her in high demand as a lecturer and she has taught in New York, Basel, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Southern France as well as in numerous institutions in Britain. She has reviewed over 30 exhibitions for BBC Radio; has chaired symposia at the Tate Gallery and elsewhere, and has served as a judge for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize and Abstract Critical's New Writing Prize.

Anna studied in London at Courtauld Institute, University of London and obtained a MA in History of Art and a BA (Hons) English and History of Art, UCL. (Rudolph Wittkower Prize for History of Art).

Books, Essays & Publications

  • Sculpture Now (Thames and Hudson, London/New York, 2013)
  • Antony Gormley Drawing Space (Electa, Milan/MACRO, Rome 2010. English/Italian)
  • Antony Gormley Drawing (British Museum Publications, London, 2002)
  • Abstract Art (Thames and Hudson, London/New York, 1990)

  • Langlands & Bell, Moving World (Night and Day)” in Unexpected Encounters: Situations in Contemporary Art and Architecture Since 2000, (Turkish ed. Zorlu Centre, 2011. English ed forthcoming 2012)
  • What Next? in What If It's All True, What Then? (Andrew Mummery Projects, London, 2011).
  • Revisiting Gerhard Richter's Tante Marianne, 1965 in Understanding Art Objects: Thinking through the Eye (London, 2009)
  • Teetering on the Brink: the Void Works of Anish Kapoor in Painting, Sculpture and the Spiritual Dimension (Kingston and Winchester, 2003)
  • Purity and Belief: The Lure of Abstraction in The Age of Modernism: Art in the Twentieth Century (Berlin, 1997)
  • Expressionism to Post-Modernism: Styles and Movements in 20th Century Western Art, Grove Art, London, 2000. (Essay “Abstract Art” repr from Oxford Dictionary of Art))
  • Tate Modern Handbook (London, 2000) entries on Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Nan Goldin, Susan Hiller, Anish Kapoor, Jannis Kounellis, Kasimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Bruce Nauman)
  • Oxford Dictionary of Art (1996) entries on 'Abstract Art', 'Sam Francis' and 'Post- Painterly Abstraction'
  • Exhibition catalogues:

    • Anna Dickinson, Galerie von Bartha, Geneva/ Musee Suisse, Arianna 2015
    • Rebecca Salter: Along these Lines, Beardsmore Gallery, London 2015
    • Paul Coldwell: With the Melting of the Snows in Paul Coldwell Material Things, University of Bradford, 2015
    • Rebecca Ward: aphasia, Ronchini Gallery, London 2015
    • Sarah Scampton, Beardsmore Gallery, London 2011
    • The Farjam Collection: From Matisse to Warhol: Works on Paper by Modern Masters, Dubai, 2010
    • Langlands & Bell, Moving World (Night & Day), CAS, London 2008
    • Lisa Wright, Beardsmore Gallery, London, 2007
    • Duncan Bullen, Jill George Gallery, London, 2001
    • Thomas Scheibitz, Herman Nitsch & Eberhard Havekost, inaugural exhibition at White Cube Gallery, Hoxton Square, London, 2000
    • Stephen Cox, Museo Archeologica Regionale, Val d'Aosta, 2000
    • Rebecca Salter, Jill George Gallery, 2000 and Beardsmore Gallery, 2007
    • Vicken Parsons, A22 Gallery, London, 1999
    • Estelle Thompson, Fuse Paintings 1996-1998, exh. cat., Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre; and Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park, 1998
    • Liz Rideal, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Rochester Art Gallery, Kent; Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull, 1998- 99
    • Charlotte Verity, Anne Berthoud Gallery, London, 1990

    Reviews and features in

    • ACE Bulletin, Apollo, Art Monthly, Art Review, The Burlington Magazine, Contemporary, Performance Magazine, Tate, the TLS and Untitled (various dates)


    • Over 30 live and recorded features and reviews for BBC Radio: Nightwaves, Saturday Review, Kaleidoscope and Front Row. Individual discussion of artists' work include: Francis Bacon, Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Marlene Dumas, Mona Hatoum, Lucien Freud, Brice Marden, Marc Quinn, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Schütte, Sean Scully, Andreas Serrano; prizes, including the Turner, Threadneedle Figurative Art, Jerwood Sculpture; and group exhibitions at the Liverpool Biennale, The Saatchi Gallery, the Serpentine Gallery (including Take me I'm Yours and The Greenhouse Effect) and at the Royal Academy.


    • Curated exhibition of Antony Gormley Drawing Space, MACRO Rome, 2010
    • Judge for the Jerwood Sculpture prize, 2009
    • Installation of Langlands and Bell work for Silverjet lounge of Luton airport, 2008
    • Consultancy advice to M&C Saatchi for two art projects in UAE, 2007
    • Edited archive of Antony Gormley's drawings for British Museum exhibition and wrote accompanying book, 2002
    • Event organiser for AICA's International Millennial Conference, London, 2000
    • Executive Trustee of ACE (Art and Christianity Enquiry) 1994 –2000
    • Provided invited art tours of the Saatchi collection, 1984-90, Unilever Art Collection, 1989-90; Folkestone Triennale, 2008
    • Coordinated exhibitions 85⁰ Show and Ileana Sonnabend at Serpentine Gallery, London 1985

    Conferences & Public Symposia

    • The Jerwood Foundation, London 2010
    • The Jerwood Foundation London, 2009
    • Royal Holloway College, University of London, 2007
    • Tate Modern on Art and Religion, London, 2000
    • Winchester School of Art, 2000
    • Orleans House, London, 1998

    External Examining, Courses Taught & Guest Lectures

    • Byam Shaw School of Art, London, 1991-5
    • Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 1996-8
    • Wimbledon Schools of Art, London, 1996-99
    • City Literary Institute, London
    • The University of Westminster, London, Department of Architecture (Contextual Studies)

  • Camberwell Art School
  • The Courtauld Institute
  • Royal College of Art
  • The University of Warwick
  • Lacoste Summer School of Art, Provence
  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London
  • IESA MA art courses, Paris/London
  • Jeremy Eckstein

    Jeremy Eckstein is recognized as a leading expert on the fine art economy and is a frequent author, speaker and lecturer on the subject, and on fine art as an asset class.

    Mr Eckstein started his professional life as an actuary, but he changed direction in 1979 when he joined Sotheby's as Head of Research. While there, he developed strategies appropriate to the treatment of art as an asset class and advised the British Railways Pension Fund on the performance of its fine art investment portfolio. He also assisted Citibank to set up its groundbreaking Art Advisory Service in the early 1980s. He became a Deputy Director of Sotheby's in 1987, with overall responsibility for research within the company.

    He left Sotheby's in 1990 to establish Jeremy Eckstein Associates, an independent consulting firm specializing in research and analysis within the cultural and heritage sectors, with a special interest in art as an asset class and art funds. He has produced reports for the European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) and undertakes the regular surveys of members on behalf of the Society of London Art Dealers. Other clients include the UK's HM Revenue & Customs, for whom he has developed quantitative metric approaches to the valuation of certain works of art.

    Mr Eckstein is co-founder managing director of ArtBanc International, a market maker providing secondary market trading opportunities and related services to art market professionals worldwide. He is directly responsible for the company's research strategies, market research and intelligence.

    Additionally Mr Eckstein is a senior Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby's Institute, on their MA in Art & Business programme in London, and also on their online courses. He also lectures for the Paris-based Institut d'Etudes Supérieures des Arts (IESA). Jeremy is based in London.

    Patrick Bade

    Patrick Bade teaches for the University of Glasgow MA programme at Christies Education in London. He has worked at Christies since 1981, where he also gives courses on the history of opera. Over the past fifteen years he has forged a warm and fruitful working relationship with the London Jewish Cultural Centre where has lectured on a wide range of cultural subjects.

    Amongst the other places where he has lectured are the National Gallery, London, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the University of Barcelona and he has participated in programmes on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and Classic FM.

    His first book Femme Fatale: Images of Evil and Fascinating Women came out in 1978. Since then he has written monographs on numerous 19th and early 20th artists including Degas, Renoir, Burne-Jones, Beardsley and Tamara de Lempicka. His essay Icons of Corruption appeared in the volume Degeneration: The Darker Side of Progress published by Columbia University Press in 1985. An essay on Degas entitled Intimität und Pose: Bühne – Bordell – Boudoir was included in the catalogue of the 2009 Degas exhibition at the Hamburg Kunsthalle. His latest publications include a book on the use of music in World War II, Music Wars, 1937-45 and the essay Neo-Neoclassicism: Classicism between the Wars.


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