Rosalind Ormiston

I am an art and architectural historian. I write features for art magazines and newspapers, with many books published, on art movements, and artists, including Hieronymus Bosch, Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt, Paul Gauguin, William Morris, Egon Schiele and Edward Hopper.

I am based in London. I joined Kingston University as a visiting lecturer 2002-12 teaching art, architecture and design history.  I write for commercial and academic publications, with books on art for several publishers. I write travel features too, and when possible, visit places that hold my interest, from Amboise to Den Bosch, Penrith to Paris, Newcastle to Naples.


On the following pages you will find information on commissioned books, and selected interviews.


Interviewed for a Podcast for BBC History - on Arts & Crafts Movement click to hear

     Vermeer & The Dutch Masters, published by Flame Tree Publishing 30 August 2018



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*** Viewed 'Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cezanne', at National Gallery, London. It's the Courtauld collection temporarily on loan to NG, and mixed with NGs own impressionist paintings. Fabulous - opens 17 September.


***Viewed part of 'The Clock', a 24-hour video installation created from 10,000 film clips by Christian Marclay. At Tate Modern, London, 14 September - 20 January 2019. Free to view.


*** A visit to northern Italy and the lakes of Como and Maggiore, for Italia! magazine feature. Organised by Tui travel



My interview with the remarkable wildlife artist, Ashley Boon, is in the October issue of Artists & Illustrators, out now.