(b Hastings, Sussex, 10 Sept. 1929). British painter and art historian. He is probably best known as an eminent scholar of 20th-century art, particularly for his standard book Cubism: A History and an Analysis, 1907–1914 (1959; rev. edns. 1968 and 1988), but he has also made a reputation as an abstract painter. He taught history of art at the Courtauld Institute 1962–81 and in 1976–7 he was Slade professor at Cambridge University.
Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)