Herbert Read, ‘Pope of Modern Art’ and Editor of The Burlington Magazine (1933-1939)

In 2007 Benedict (Ben) Read, esteemed art historian and son of Herbert Read, wrote an essay about his father’s editorship of The Burlington Magazine.[1] More recently, he kindly gave the Index Blog permission to re-publish some excerpts from it. Sadly Ben Read died on 20 October 2016 and was unable to edit personally this abridged … Continue reading Herbert Read, ‘Pope of Modern Art’ and Editor of The Burlington Magazine (1933-1939)

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‘The Labours of the Months’ (1923): Herbert Read’s first article for The Burlington Magazine

Surrealist poet, war hero, militant anarchist, art critic and Editor of The Burlington Magazine from 1933 to 1938. Herbert Read, the son of a Yorkshire farmer who became one of the country’s most influential writers, is an intellectual figure who looms large in British history and about whom much has been written. Recently, art historian … Continue reading ‘The Labours of the Months’ (1923): Herbert Read’s first article for The Burlington Magazine

At the periphery of art history: A. C. Sewter (1912-1983), editor of the Burlington Magazine in 1939 and 1940 [part one]

All the elements of a stellar career are there: he studied at the London School of Economics and Courtauld Institute of Art, was Editor of The Burlington Magazine, Assistant Director of the Barber Institute of Art and Professor of Art History at Manchester University. His career lasted over five decades. He published books on Glyn … Continue reading At the periphery of art history: A. C. Sewter (1912-1983), editor of the Burlington Magazine in 1939 and 1940 [part one]

Edith Hoffmann, the first unofficial woman Editor of The Burlington Magazine?

Edith Hoffmann, born 24 July 1907 Editorial Secretary of The Burlington Magazine 1938-1946, then Assistant Editor 1946-1950 (acted as Editor with Ellis Waterhouse as consultant in 1944-1945). Contributor to The Burlington Magazine from 1938 to 1995. The art historian and critic Edith Hoffmann was educated in Berlin, Vienna and Munich, where she gained her doctorate … Continue reading Edith Hoffmann, the first unofficial woman Editor of The Burlington Magazine?