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, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt, William Morris, Egon Schiele and Edward Hopper.

I live in London and Cumbria. I joined Kingston University as a visiting lecturer in 2002/3, 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 the Cotswolds to Casablanca; Den Bosch to Dublin, Penrith to Portmeirion.

 

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

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

January 2018 highlights in Cumbria

So many fabulous exhibitions to choose from, here are three...

PERCY KELLY  LINE OF BEAUTY RETROSPECTIVE

Curated by Chris Wadsworth (see carousel photo), this exhibition is a rare chance to see drawings, watercolours and oil paintings by the highly collectable, reclusive Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly who died in 1993.

 

Tullie House Art Gallery and Museum, Carlisle,  until 26 January 2018

 

 

THE GREAT PRINT EXHIBITION 2017

 

FRI 17 NOVEMBER 2017 – SUN 18 FEBRUARY  2018

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The Great Print Exhibition is the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. With over 350 framed artworks on the wall by over 60 printmakers from up and down Britain, it’s an excellent chance to see and buy original art.

 

 

LAND/SEA/LIFE

20 October, 2017 - until 17 February 2018

 

'Land/Sea/Life: A British Art Collection, brings together a sublime group of artists, including David Bomberg, Frank Auerbach, Laura Knight, John Piper, Lynn Chadwick, Mary Fedden, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland... 

January 2018 highlights in London

From Soutine and Modigliani, to Dali and Duchamp ....

SOUTINE'S PORTRAITS

The Courtauld has put together a fabulous display of twenty-one portraits by Russian-born, rags-to-riches Parisian artist Chaim Soutine (1893-1943)

Soutine's best friend was Amedeo Modigliani.  See >

 

 

MODIGLIANI

At last, a comprehensive retrospective of the sublime portraitist, the Italian-born, Paris-based artist Amedeo Modigliani. Best friend of Chaim Soutine, it's brilliant to have both artists on show in London at the same time. 

 

On show at Tate Modern, from 23 November 2017

 

 

 

Cézanne's portraits

IPaul Cézanne created nearly 1,000 paintings: 160 of which are portraits. The portraits on display in this exhibition offer an insight into Cézanne’s portraiture –

 

Contact

You can contact me at

rormst@aol.com

 

 

Find me on academia.edu

 

JANUARY 2018

 

ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS magazine, February 2018 issue (out now), has a 4-page feature I wrote on David Bomberg. A retrospective of his work is currently on show at Pallant House, Chichester. Fantastic.

https://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/

 

 

PERCY KELLY- LINE OF BEAUTY 

Visited this superb exhibiton again last week. It's a must-see if you are in North of England/Cumbria/Carlisle. Exhibiton ends 28 January. See panel  > at right

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017

Paul Gauguin Masterworks, Flame Tree Publishing, November 2017, by Rosalind Ormiston

https://www.flametreepublishing.com/Paul-Gauguin-Masterpieces-of-Art.html

 

 

THE GREAT PRINT EXHIBITION 207 - RHEGED, PENRITH, CUMBRIA

This fantastic selling show of prints See highlights.

 

 

 

TRACEY EMIN & JMW.TURNER

At Turner Contemporary, Margate,  an unusual comparison created between the English artists J.M.W. Turner, and Tracey Emin. Ends soon.