I’m an art historian, author, lecturer and educator based in London.
I’m the author of several books on art for general and younger readers, including ‘How to Be an Art Rebel’ (Thames and Hudson), winner of the Teach Primary Best Non-Fiction Award 2021; ‘How to Enjoy Art: A Guide for Everyone’ (Yale University Press); ‘200 Words to Help You Talk about Art’ (Laurence King); and ‘Art Unfolded: A History of Art in Four Colours’ (Ilex). I’ve also written for numerous publications, including museum catalogues, monographs and magazines, most regularly Apollo, Art Review, Art Quarterly and the Times Literary Supplement. I’ve participated as an expert on TV and radio programmes for the BBC and was the presenter and co-author (with Al Smith) of ‘Duchamp’s Urinal’ for BBC Radio 4. I’m currently researching and writing my PhD on the late work of Philip Guston at UEA, where I’m an Associate Tutor.
I’ve worked as a lecturer and educator for all ages for many museums and educational institutions, including the National Gallery, Tate, the Royal Academy of Arts, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Christie’s Education, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. I’ve devised and written interpretative materials (audio-visual and written guides) for many exhibitions at the Royal Academy, Tate and the National Gallery.
There’s more. My complete CV is below.
This website gathers together a collection of my published articles (see Writing) and lists the books I’ve written or contributed to (see Books). It occasionally features news about forthcoming public talks, publications and art-historical trips abroad for independent travellers (see News).
Contact me for further information (see Contact).