Robert Hughes (critic), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Robert Hughes (critic)

Australian critic, historian, and writer (1938–2012)

Date of Birth: 28-Jul-1938

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 06-Aug-2012

Profession: writer, art historian, art critic

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Robert Hughes (critic)

  • Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012) was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries.
  • His best seller The Fatal Shore (1986) is a study of the British penal colonies and early history of Australia.
  • He was described in 1997 by Robert Boynton of The New York Times as "the most famous art critic in the world."Hughes earned widespread recognition for his book and television series on modern art, The Shock of the New, and for his longstanding position as art critic with TIME magazine.
  • Known for his contentious critiques of art and artists, Hughes was generally conservative in his tastes, although he did not belong to a particular philosophical camp.
  • His writing was noted for its power and elegance.

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