Sir John Richardson(1924-2019), Art historian
Sitter in 8 portraits
Richardson studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and worked as an industrial designer before moving to Paris in 1950. There he became close friends with Picasso of whose work he organised a nine-gallery retrospective in New York in 1962. As an art dealer, he was head of Christie's US operations and was later Vice President of Knoedler and Co. Richardson contributed regularly to The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, and wrote a highly acclaimed four-part biography of Picasso, the fourth volume of which was yet to be published at the time of his death. The first volume, published in 1991, earned a Whitbread Award.
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William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.