Benedict Read, British art historian, Died at 71


Benedict William Read was born in 1945 and died on October 20,2016.

He was an English art historian, the son of the eminent art critic and poet Sir Herbert Read.

He also well known as Ben Read.

Read was the author of numerous books, essays and articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art history.

Read was one the most authoritative writers in the second half of the twentieth century on British Victorian sculpture.

Benedict was the brother of writer Piers Paul Read and half-brother of the BBC documentary maker John Read.

Benedict Read passed away at 71 years old.