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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Brian Sewell (born 15 July 1931) is an English art critic and media personality. He writes for the London Evening Standard and is noted for artistic conservatism and his acerbic view of the Turner Prize and conceptual art. Sewell has been described as "Britain's most famous and controversial art critic".


  • South from Ephesus: Travels Through Aegean Turkey (1989)
  • The Reviews That Caused The Rumpus: And Other Pieces (1994)
  • An Alphabet of Villains (1995) Revised edition of The Reviews That Caused The Rumpus.
  • Nothing Wasted: The Paintings of Richard Harrison with Richard Harrison (2010)
  • Outsider: Always Almost: Never Quite (2011)
  • Naked Emperors: Criticisms of English Contemporary Art (2012)
  • Outsider II: Always Almost: Never Quite (2012)

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