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 spend my time 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.


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

March 2018 highlights in London

From Charles I to David Milne , and Andreas Gursky

Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy

first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life.

Three of his extraordinary paintings featuring his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter are shown together for the first time since they were created over a period of just five days in March 1932.


DAVID MILNE          Dulwich Picture Gallery 

14 February - 7 May 2018


'Dulwich Picture Gallery presents a major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953).

OIl paintings, watercolours, drawings and photographs, reveal an artist of true originality and vision'.







'Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time.'



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 MARCH 2018




Looking forward to interviewing wildlife artist, Ashley Boon, for Artists & Illustrators'  magazine. He lives in Cumbria, my favourite English county.