Richard Louis Ormond

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Richard Louis Ormond CBE( born 16 January 1939) is the former Director of the National Maritime Museum from 1986-2000.[1] He was also the Assistant Keeper and late Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery.[1] He is currently the Chairman of the Trustees of the Watts Gallery. He is also the Chairman of the Friends of Leighton House and a trustee of the Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia. He is also an author and biographer.

Richard Louis Ormond is the son of Henri Eric Conrad Ormond (1898-1979), who was the second husband of Dorethea Charlotte Gibbons; they married in 1934. She was the daughter of Sir Alexander Doran Gibbons, 7th Bt. In 1963 Richard Louis Ormond married Leonee Jasper. She is currently one of the Directors of Apsley House. Ormond is the grandson of Violet Sargent Ormond, sister of John Singer Sargent. He has written several books on the paintings of Sargent and other famous painters. His grandmother was the subject of many paintings by Sargent.


  1. ^ a b "Richard Louis Ormond (1939-), Art historian; Former Director of the National Maritime Museum". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 23 December 2014.