Peter Vergo was Professor and Head of the Department of Art History at the University of Essex until his retirement in 2010. He is now Emeritus Professor. A noted educationalist, he has written extensively about both visual art and music, which remains his principal love in life. His book The Music of Painting: Music, Modernism and the Visual Arts from the Romantics to John Cage was published by Phaidon Press and is now available in paperback.

Peter Vergo