Anthony Bailey (author)

British writer and art historian

Anthony Bailey (5 January 1933 – 13 May 2020) was a British writer and art historian.[1]

Anthony Bailey
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Born(1933-01-05)5 January 1933
Portsmouth, England, UK
Died13 May 2020(2020-05-13) (aged 87)
Harwich, England
OccupationWriter
Alma materMerton College, Oxford
GenreNonfiction, Art History
Notable worksVelázquez and The Surrender of Breda
Vermeer: A View of Delft
Standing in the Sun: A Life of J.M.W. Turner
SpouseMargot Bailey
Children4 daughters, 9 grandchildren
RelativesBridget Sojourner (sister)

In 1955, he emigrated to New York City and became a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine for over 30 years.[2] He wrote twenty-three books, including biographies of artists J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, and two books on Rembrandt.

He lived on Mersea Island, near Colchester, Essex.[3] He died on 13 May 2020 of COVID-19, aged 87.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Richardson, Jean. "Anthony Bailey: A Seafaring Vision". Publishers Weekly.
  2. https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/anthony-bailey/all
  3. "Letters: Radical Constable". The Independent. London. 2006-06-10. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  4. Thrush, Glenn (May 26, 2020). "Anthony Bailey, Biographer With Restless Literary Spirit, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved May 26, 2020.