John Golding, Critic and Scholar of Abstract Arts, Dies at 82

John Golding (R) via Guardian of London & Cubism: A History and Analysis 1907 - 1914 (L)

John Golding, an English art critic, scholar and painter who courted abstraction in every facet of his career — seeking to define it in the work of others and to produce it in his own — died on April 9. He was 82.

The death was announced on the Web site of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Mr. Golding was a former faculty member of the institute, which is part of the University of London. The cause and place of death were not made known.

Considered one of the foremost British art historians of his generation, Mr. Golding was known on both sides of the Atlantic for his book “Cubism: A History and an Analysis, 1907-1914.” First published in 1959 and issued subsequently in several revised editions, it is one of the earliest comprehensive studies of the movement and has long been considered among the most seminal.

You can read the full article via NY Times here. 

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