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John-Paul Stonard is a writer and an art historian. His publications include Fault Lines. Art in Germany 1945-55 (Ridinghouse, 2007); Germany Divided: Baselitz and his Generation (British Museum Press, 2014); and, as editor and contributor, The Books that Shaped Art History (Thames & Hudson, 2013). He was a curator of the acclaimed exhibition ‘Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation’, at Tate Britain, 2014. He writes for the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the Burlington Magazine,  Apollo and The Guardian. He is currently writing a book about the story of art, to be published by Bloomsbury UK.

He lives and works in London.



15 September 2017 — ‘Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a car: the shocking extreme art of Guido Van der Werve’Guardian Review 

13 September 2017 — ‘How Hartwig Fischer plans to transform the British Museum’, Apollo Magazine

5 August 2017 — ‘Jodie Carey Earthcasts’, Frieze Magazine

8 June 2017 – ‘At the Palace Museum’ London Review of Books

19 May 2017 —   ‘The Great Wave that Swept the World’The Guardian [Preview of Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum]

15 May 2017 — ‘A Tribute to A.R. Penck’Apollo Magazine

22 Feb 2017 —  ‘New Ways of Representing the World’Times Literary Supplement [Review of David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain]

8th October 2016 — ‘Too much is enough’The Guardian [On exhibition of prints by Howard Hodgkin at the Alan Cristea Gallery]

3rd September 2016 — ‘Not just macho heroes with brushes’The Guardian [Preview of Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy]

11th March 2016 — ‘He was one of the great Venetian artists, but who was Giorgione?’The Guardian

24th September 2015 — ‘Because it happens to be better’London Review of Books [Letter about Frank Auerbach]



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