Rosalind Ormiston: Art Historian,Arts & Travel Writer, Author

I'm an art historian and freelance arts & travel writer with many books and features published. 


As art & architectural historian I have had books published on modern art movements, and noted 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  William Morris, Paul Gauguin and Egon Schiele, Edward Hopper, and in this year Pablo Picasso, in April 2020.


As arts & travel writer, I recently contributed to 500 Inspiring Walks, featuring locations in the lives of artists, composers and writers (to be published April 2020).


See 'My Published Work'

To discuss new commissions please contact me

Picasso, to be published by Prestel, April 2020


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January 2020



  • British Guild of Travel Writers
  • Association of Art History
  • The Socierty of Authors



January issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine (out now), has my feature review on 'William Orpen ' exhibition at Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey, England

Exhibition on until February, 2020.


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



2020 is the 500th anniversary of Urbino-born Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)  Making travel plans to visit Urbino, Perugia, Florence, Rome.


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