John-Paul Stonard is an art historian, painter, and writer of books about art. He trained as a painter at Newcastle, and studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where he completed a doctorate and has subsequently lectured. His first book, Fault Lines. Art in Germany 1945-55 appeared in 2007. In 2009 he was a Senior Fellow at CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. He was a curator of the acclaimed exhibition ‘Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation’, at Tate Britain, 2014. His publications include Germany Divided: Baselitz and his Generation (British Museum Press); and, as editor and contributor, The Books that Shaped Art History (Thames & Hudson). He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the Burlington Magazine and Apollo. He lives and works in London, and is currently writing a book about the story of art, to be published by Bloomsbury in 2017. He lives and works in London.