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Frances Spalding CBE Appointed Editor of Burlington Magazine


Art historian, critic, biographer and AICA UK member Frances Spalding has been appointed editor of the Burlington Magazine.

As announced by the Burlington in May, “Frances Spalding will take up her new position in September 2015. She succeeds the present Editor, Richard Shone, who is retiring after 12 years in the role and 36 years on the Magazine’s staff.
Frances Spalding is currently Head of Art History at Newcastle University where she
has been since 2007. Frances is a well-known art historian, critic and biographer with a special focus on twentieth-century British art. She studied art history at the University of Nottingham, taught at Sheffield Hallam University and has most recently held the position of Professor of Art History at Newcastle University.
She is the author of British Art since 1900 and has published notable biographies of Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, John and Myfanwy Piper and John Minton, Gwen Raverat and of the poet Stevie Smith, as well as a centenary history of the Tate Gallery. She has organised several exhibitions including one on Piper’s work in the 1930s (Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2003) and the Virginia Woolf exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (London) last year. She has been a frequent contributor to The Burlington Magazine since the 1970s. In 2005 she was appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to literature. She lives in London.”