Even in a period of fluid professional boundaries and fast moving social change the life and work of Herbert Cook appear enormously productive, if somehow difficult to narrate in a linear manner. Cook is first and foremost, as Andrea Geddes Poole demonstrated, an excellent example of upward mobility in Britain in the early 20th century: … Continue reading Pan-Giorgionism: Herbert Frederick Cook (1868-1939) as art writer.
Co-editor of the Burlington from January 1904 to September 1909, Charles Holmes was integral to the early success of the magazine. As Roger Fry admitted in 1911: ‘without the unusual combination of artistic sensitivity and business method which [Holmes] possesses it could not have met successfully the difficulties of the early years’. The Burlington was, … Continue reading The Resourceful Mr Holmes? The Life and Art of Charles Holmes (1868-1936)