Robert Hughes (critic)

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Robert Studley Forrest Hughes, AO (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012) was an Australian-born art critic, writer and maker of television documentaries.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia in 1938.[2] He had a brother, Tom, who is a politician. Hughes died on August 6, 2012 in The Bronx, New York, aged 74.

Career[change | change source]

In 1970, he became the art critic for Time magazine.[3]

Honours[change | change source]

  • Order of Australia, 1991[4]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Kennedy, Randy. "Robert Hughes, Art Critic Whose Writing Was Elegant and Contentious, Dies at 74," New York Times (US). August 6, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-29.
  2. Maunder, Patricia. "Robert Hughes turned criticism into an art," Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). August 7, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-29.
  3. Williamson, Marcus. "Robert Hughes: Forthright critic who transformed the public perception of modern art," Archived 2016-05-08 at the Wayback Machine Independent (UK). August 8, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-29.
  4. Government of Australia, Australian Honours Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-29.