John-Paul Stonard is a writer and an art historian. He trained as a painter and went on to study art history at the Courtauld Institute, London. He was a curator of the acclaimed exhibition ‘Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation’, at Tate Britain, 2014. His publications include Fault Lines. Art in Germany 1945-55, 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 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.