Rosalind Ormiston

I'm an art & architectural historian, arts & travel writer with books published on art movements, such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and the Dutch Golden Age (not a movement but...) And, artists including the Dutch painters Hieronymus Bosch, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn; the Renaissance Masters: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo; plus modern-era Paul Gauguin, William Morris, Egon Schiele, Edward Hopper, and Pablo Picasso.


LATEST: currently working on a commissioned travel book.


** Registered for WTM, (World Travel Market) London 4-6 November, 2019

**  Registered for IMM (International Media Marketplace UK)  9-10 March, 2020, London (TRAVMEDIA) travel 


* For Art and Travel features: I shall be in Paris for the opening week of the Leonardo da Vinci 500th anniversary exhibition at the Louvre museum. Opens 24th October.





New exhibition:

Gauguin Portraits at the National Gallery, London (sponsored by Credit Suisse)


7 October 2019- 26 January 2020


Fabulous exhibition of Gauguin's portraits, including sculptures. Such an insight into his life, from broke stockbroker to painter. Any exhibition curated by Chris Riopelle is going to be superb, as this is.


A book I wrote for Flame Tree Publishing, Paul Gauguin Masterpieces of Art, is selling in National Gallery bookshop.



Prestel Publishing, April 2020


To be published early next year.

by Prestel.


Loved researching and writing about Picasso's life and work.



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I have a new book published

Leonardo da Vinci Masterworks: Art in the Age of the Medici, Flame Tree Publishing, August 2019 (see carrousel for front cover detail).

In addition, The Life and Works of Leonardo da Vinci, was published by Lorenz Publishing, in 2017. 


2019 is a marker for Leonardo da Vinci 500th anniversary. I will be visiting the Leonardo da Vinci special exhibition at Louvre, Paris (opens 24 October).



A feature review of 'Lucian Freud: the Self-portraits' exhibition at Royal Academy, London, will be in December issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine (out 1 November).Exhibition will run from 27th October 2019 - 26 January, 2020


For other travel and art features, see 'published work'.