Michael Peppiatt in conversation with Martin Gayford
Interviews with Artists
16:30 – 17:30
Michael Peppiatt, internationally respected as an expert on 20th-century art, began his career in 1964, while still a student at Cambridge University, by writing exhibition reviews for the London Observer. Through the 1970s Michael reported on cultural events across Europe for the New York Times and the Financial Times. In 1985, Michael became owner, editor and publisher of Art International, and in 1994 Michael returned to the UK with his wife, the art historian Jill Lloyd, and their two children to London, where he wrote his biography of the painter Francis Bacon, whose close friend and commentator he had been for thirty years, Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma. In addition to his writing career, Michael has several new exhibitions under way, including a Giacometti exhibition, Alberto Giacometti: Portraits of his Inner Circle, which will be shown in Hamburg in Winter 2013.
Martin Gayford studied philosophy at Cambridge, and art history at the Courtauld Institute of London University. He has written prolifically about art and jazz, contributing regularly to the Daily Telegraph and also to many art magazines and exhibition catalogues. He was art critic of The Spectator 1994 - 2002 and subsequently of the Sunday Telegraph before becoming chief art critic for Bloomberg News. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including Man in a Blue Scarf and The Yellow House.