John Berger

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John Berger
Berger in 2009
Berger in 2009
BornJohn Peter Berger
(1926-11-05)5 November 1926
Hackney, London, England, U.K.
Died2 January 2017(2017-01-02) (aged 90)
Paris, France
EducationSt Edward's School, Oxford
Alma materChelsea School of Art; Central School of Art
Notable awardsJames Tait Black Memorial Prize; Booker Prize (1972)

John Peter Berger (5 November 1926 – 2 January 2017) was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet.

Berger was born in Hackney, London, England. He was the son of Miriam (nee Branson) and Stanley Berger.[1] Berger served in the British Army from 1944 to 1946. He studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Central School of Art in London. [2] He lived in France for over 50 years.

Berger's novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize. He wrote an essay on art criticism, Ways of Seeing. The essay was written as an accompaniment to a BBC series. It is often used as a university text.

Berger died on 2 January 2017 in Paris at the age of 90.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FreeBMD Home Page". Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. "John Berger - Dictionary of Art Historians".
  3. "John Berger, art critic and author, dies aged 90". The Guardian. 2017-01-02.
  4. "John Berger, pioneering art critic and author, dies at 90". Associated Press. January 2, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2017.