Edward Lucie-Smith

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Edward Lucie-Smith.

John Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith (born 27 February 1933), known as Edward Lucie-Smith, is a British writer, poet, art critic, curator, broadcaster and author of exhibition catalogues.

Biography[edit]

Lucie-Smith was born in Kingston, Jamaica, moving to the United Kingdom in 1946.[citation needed] He was educated at The King's School, Canterbury, and, after a little time in Paris, he read History at Merton College, Oxford from 1951 to 1954.[1]

After serving in the Royal Air Force as an Education Officer and working as a copywriter,[1] he became a full-time writer (as well as anthologist and photographer). He succeeded Philip Hobsbaum in organising The Group, a London-centred poets' group.[2]

At the beginning of the 1980s he conducted several series of interviews, Conversations with Artists, for BBC Radio 3. He is also a regular contributor to The London Magazine, in which he writes art reviews. A prolific writer, he has written more than one hundred books in total on a variety of subjects, chiefly art history as well as biographies and poetry.[citation needed]

In addition he has curated a number of art exhibitions, including three Peter Moores projects at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool; the New British Painting (1988–90) and two retrospectives at the New Orleans Museum of Art. He is a curator of the Bermondsey Project Space.[3]

Works[edit]

Poetry and Fiction
  • The Fantasy Poets: Number Twenty Five (1954)
  • A Tropical Childhood and Other Poems (1961)[1]
  • Confessions & Histories (1964)[1]
  • Penguin Modern Poets 6 (1964; with Jack Clemo and George MacBeth)
  • A Game of French and English (1965) poems
  • Jazz for the N.U.F. (1965)
  • Mystery in the Universe: Notes on An Interview with Allen Ginsberg (1965)
  • The Penguin Book of Elizabethan Verse (1965), editor
  • A Choice of Browning's Verse (1967)
  • Five Great Odes by Paul Claudel (1967), translator
  • Borrowed Emblems (1967)
  • Jonah: Selected Poems of Jean-Paul de Dadelsen (1967), translator
  • Silence (1967), poetry
  • The Penguin Book of Satirical Verse (1967), editor
  • The Little Press Movement in England and America (1968)
  • More Beasts for Guillaume Apollinaire (1968)
  • Snow Poem (1968)
  • Towards Silence (1968)
  • Egyptian Ode (1969)
  • Holding Your Eight Hands (1969; science fiction verse anthology), editor
  • Six Kinds of Creature (1969)
  • Six More Beasts (1970)
  • British Poetry since 1945 (1970 anthology), editor
  • The Rhino (1971) with Ralph Steadman
  • A Garland from the Greek (1971)
  • French Poetry Today: a bilingual anthology (1971; co-editor, with Simon Watson Taylor)
  • Primer of Experimental Poetry 1, 1870–1922. Volume I (1971) editor
  • Two Poems of the Night (1972; with Ralph Steadman)
  • The Well-Wishers (1974)
  • Joan of Arc (1976)
  • The Dark Pageant (1977)
  • One Man Show (1981), with Beryl Cook
  • Private View (1981), with Beryl Cook
  • Bertie and the Big Red Ball (1982; with Beryl Cook)
  • Beasts with Bad Morals (1984)
  • Poems for Clocks (1986)
  • Changing Shape: New and Selected Poems (2002)
Non-fiction
  • Rubens (1961)
  • What Is a Painting? (1966)
  • Liverpool Scene: Recorded Live along the Mersey Beat (1967) editor
  • Sergei De Diaghileff (1929) (1968) with Anthony Howell
  • Thinking about Art: Critical Essays (1968)
  • Movements in Art since 1945 (1969)
  • Art in Britain 1969–70 (1970) with Patricia White
  • A Concise History of French Painting (1971)
  • Eroticism in Western Art (1972; revised as Sexuality in Western Art, 1991)
  • Symbolist Art (1972)
  • Movements in Modern Art (1973; with Donald Carroll)
  • The First London Catalogue (1974)
  • Late Modern: The Visual Arts Since 1945 (1975)
  • The Invented Eye: Masterpieces of Photography, 1839–1914 (1975)
  • The Waking Dream Fantasy and the Surreal in Graphic Art 1450–1900 (1975; with Aline Jacquot)
  • The Burnt Child: An Autobiography (1975)
  • World of the Makers: Today's Master Craftsmen and Craftswomen (1975)
  • How the Rich Lived: The Painter as Witness 1870–1914 (1976; with Celestine Dars)
  • Fantin-Latour (1977)
  • Art Today: From Abstract Expressionism to Superrealism (1977)
  • Joan of Arc (1977)
  • Toulouse-Lautrec (1977)
  • Work and Struggle: The Painter as Witness, 1870–1914 (1977; with Celestine Dars)
  • Outcasts of the Sea: Pirates and Piracy (1978)
  • A Concise History of Furniture (1979)
  • A Cultural Calendar of the 20th Century (1979)
  • Super Realism (1979)
  • Art in the Seventies (1980)
  • The Story of Craft: The Craftsman's Role in Society (Phaidon, Oxford, 1981; ISBN 0714820377)
  • The Art of Caricature (1981)
  • The Body Images of the Nude (1981)
  • The Sculpture of Helaine Blumenfeld (1982)
  • A History of Industrial Design (1983)
  • The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms (1984)
  • Nudes and Flowers: 40 Watercolours by David Hutter (1984)
  • Steve Hawley (1984)
  • Art of the 1930s: The Age of Anxiety (1985)
  • American Art Now (1985)
  • Lives of the Great Twentieth Century Artists (1985)
  • The Male Nude: A Modern View (1985; with François De Louville; the book features Hockney, Kitaj & Shaw), et al)
  • Michael Leonard: Paintings (1985; with Lincoln Kirstein)
  • American Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical (1986; with Paul J. Smith)
  • Sculpture Since 1945 (1987)
  • The Self Portrait: A Modern View (1987; with Sean Kelly)
  • The New British Painting (1988; with Carolyn Cohen and Judith Higgins)
  • The Essential Osbert Lancaster: An Anthology in Brush and Pen (1988) editor
  • Impressionist Women (1989)
  • Art in the Eighties (1990)
  • Art Deco Painting (1990)
  • Fletcher Benton (1990; with Paul J. Karlstrom)
  • Jean Rustin (1990)
  • Harry Holland: The Painter and Reality (1991)
  • Keith Vaughan 1912–1977: Drawings of the Young Male (1991)
  • Wendy Taylor (1992)
  • Andres Nagel (1992)
  • Alexander (1992)
  • Art and Civilization (1992)
  • The Faber Book of Art Anecdotes (1992), editor
  • Luis Caballero: Paintings & Drawings (1992)
  • 20th Century Latin American Art (1993)
  • British Art Now – A Personal View (1993; with Zsuzsi Roboz and Max Wykes-Joyce)
  • Fritz Scholder, A Survey of Paintings 1970–1993 (1993)
  • Race, Sex and Gender in Contemporary Art: The Rise of Minority Culture (1994)
  • Elisabeth Frink: A Portrait (1994)
  • John Kirby: The Company of Strangers (1994)
  • American Realism (1994)
  • Art Today (1995)
  • Panayiotis Kalorkoti, Reflections of Grizedale (Acrylics, Watercolours, Etchings) (1995)
  • Visual Arts in the 20th Century (1996)
  • Leonardo Nierman: 1987–1994 Painting/Sculpture/Tapestry (1996)
  • Albert Paley (1996)
  • Ars Erotica: An Arousing History of Erotic Art (1997)
  • Dunbar Mining The Surfaces (1997)
  • Glenys Barton (1997; with Adrian Flowers and Robin Gibson)
  • Impressionist Women: Reality Observed (1997)
  • Adam: The Male Figure in Art (1998)
  • Chadwick (1998)
  • Zoo: Animals in Art (1998)
  • Lives of the Great 20th Century Artists (1999)
  • Sean Henry – the Centre of the Universe (1999; with Beatrice F. Buscaroli)
  • Women and Art: Contested Territory (1999), with Judy Chicago
  • Judy Chicago: An American Vision (2000)
  • Flesh and Stone (2000)
  • Sergio Ceccotti, Editions Lachenal & Ritter, Paris, 2001.
  • Art Tomorrow (2002)
  • Roberto Marquez (2002)
  • David Remfry: Dancers (2003; with Dore Ashton and Carter Ratcliff)
  • Color of Time: The Photographs of Sean Scully (2004; with Arthur C. Danto and Mia Fineman)
  • Censoring the Body (2007) (ISBN 1905422539)[4]
  • Byzantium & Beyond: The Paintings of Dave Pearson (2012; with Margaret Mytton)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 426. 
  2. ^ Potts, Robert (23 April 2010). "Peter Porter obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Lucie-Smith, Edward (2012). Edward Lucie-Smith: Uncollected Writings. Cv publications. p. 115. ISBN 1908419466. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Poole, Steven (25 October 2008). "Censoring the Body". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 

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