Robert Hughes, Eloquent Art Journalist with a Thing About Drawing, has Died at Age 74

An eloquent decoder (and sometime debunker) of art, Hughes churned out acres of beautiful, thoughtful and jargon-free art criticism for The Sunday Times (London), and Time Magazine. In 1980 he wrote and starred in the influential BBC TV series Shock of the New; his books include Nothing if Not Critical, (1991) a collection of essays, and The Fatal Shore (1987) a social history of his native Australia.

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3 responses to “Robert Hughes, Eloquent Art Journalist with a Thing About Drawing, has Died at Age 74”

  1. Eloquent, really? The guy was one step to the left of Hilton Kramer!

  2. I really appreciated his jargon-free critiques.I thought he was one of the few readable ones of that ilk.

  3. Jenni Sorkin–This word “eloquent.” I do not think it means what you think it means.

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