The magisterial third volume in John Richardson's Prize-winning life of the great artist
John Richardson worked for Christie's in New York, has written books on Manet and Braque, and has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. The first volume of his Life of Picasso won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 1991. In 1993 he was made a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 1994-95 he served as the Slade Professor of Art at Oxford University. He lives between Connecticut and New York City.
The latest instalment of the finest artistic biography ever written
-- Waldemar Januszczak * Sunday Times *
No man is better qualified to write the biography of Picasso...he writes with such fluency, simplicity and clarity that his knowledge and illuminating wisdom are very lightly borne... A marvellous book -- Brian Sewell * Evening Standard *
Unmissably good -- Tim Martin * 'Christmas Biography Choice' Daily Telegraph *
Every page provides some insightful and fascinating information -- William Boyd * 'Books of the Year', Sunday Herald *
I love this tumultuous, mercurial, idiosyncratic cavalcade of a book... It is a book that manages to be simultaneously individual and authoritative, and makes one impatient for the next volume -- Philip Hensher * Daily Telegraph *