John Richardson

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Birthday
22, 1924
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 12, 2019 (95)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
22, 1924
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 12, 2019 (95)

About

Notable for his art history scholarship, he is most famous for his multi-volume, Whitbread Award-winning biography A Life of Picasso. His other works include Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters: Beaton, Capote, Dali, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, and More (2001) and The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Picasso, Provence, and Douglas Cooper (1999).

Before Fame

After studying at the Slade School of Fine Art, he wrote reviews for The New Observer and also worked as a designer.

Trivia

In the early 1960s, he staged a major Pablo Picasso retrospective exhibition in New York City.

Family Life

He and his two younger siblings grew up in London as the children of Sir Wodehouse Richardson and Patty Crocker Richardson. During the 1950s, he had a lengthy relationship with fellow art historian Douglas Cooper.

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Richardson penned a 2009 work titled Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection, as well as several other books focusing on American pop artist Andy Warhol.

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