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Robert Hughes (1) [1938–2012]

This page covers the author of The Fatal Shore.

For other authors named Robert Hughes, see the disambiguation page.

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Robert Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia on July 28, 1938. He studied art and architecture at the University of Sydney. He pursued art criticism mostly as a sideline while painting, writing poetry and serving as a cartoonist for the weekly intellectual journal The Observer. He left Australia and spent time in Italy before settling in London, where he became a well-known critical voice and wrote for several newspapers. He was chief art critic for Time magazine for over 30 years. He wrote several books including The Fatal Shore, American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America, Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America, Things I Didn't Know, and Rome. He also hosted an eight-part documentary about the development of modernism from the Impressionists through Warhol entitled The Shock of the New. It was seen by more than 25 million viewers when it ran first on BBC and then on PBS. He also wrote a book by the same name about the series. He died after a long illness on August 6, 2012 at the age of 74. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Fatal Shore… (more)
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The Shock of the New 1,184 copies, 6 reviews
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Goya 475 copies, 6 reviews
Barcelona the Great Enchantress 202 copies, 6 reviews
Things I Didn't Know: A Memoir 196 copies, 2 reviews
The art of Australia 94 copies, 3 reviews
The Portable Magritte 72 copies, 1 review
Frank Auerbach 56 copies, 1 review
Donald Friend 9 copies
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The Balthazar Cookbook (Introduction, some editions) 118 copies
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The complete paintings of Bruegel (Introduction, some editions) 55 copies
The Reluctant Republic (Introduction) 23 copies
Art of the Real : Nine American Figurative Painters (Foreword, some editions; Foreword) 21 copies, 1 review
The Best Australian Essays 2006 (Contributor) 21 copies, 1 review
The Best Australian Essays 2005 (Contributor) 18 copies

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