Joan Abse

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Joan Abse (née Mercer; 11 September 1926 – 13 June 2005) was an English art historian and the wife of poet Dannie Abse.

Abse's books included:

  • The Art Galleries of Britain and Ireland: A Guide to their Collections (1975),
  • John Ruskin: A Passionate Moralist (1980)
  • Letters from Wales (2000).

Abse died in a car accident in south Wales on 13 June 2005.[1]