John Berger, English art critic and painter, Died at 90

  Artists, Writer

John Peter Berger was born on November 5, 1926, in Stoke Newington, Londonand died on January 2, 2017.

He was an English art critic, novelist, painter, and poet.

Berger’s novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to a BBC series, is often used as a university text.

Berger resided in France for more than a half-century.

He was the first of two children of Miriam and Stanley Berger.

Berger’s grandfather was from Trieste, and his father had been an infantry officer on the Western Front during the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross and an OBE.

He was educated at St Edward’s School, Oxford.

He served in the British Army from 1944 to 1946; he then enrolled in the Chelsea School of Art and the Central School of Art in London.

John Berger passed away at 90 years old.