Richard Dorment has had a distinguished career as historian, scholar, journalist and exhibition curator. He was the Chief Art Critic at The Daily Telegraph from 1986 until his retirement in 2015. Among his many publications are catalogues of exhibitions that have been seen in London, Paris and Washington DC. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, his work has appeared in the Burlington Magazine, The Times Literary Supplement, and Literary Review. In 2014 he was awarded a CBE for Services to the Arts.