Brian Sewell, art critic, dies aged 84
19 September 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Art critic Brian Sewell has died aged 84, his agent has confirmed.
Sewell was the art critic at the London Evening Standard newspaper for more than 30 years, and was known for his outspoken, often controversial views.
His agent, Francine Fletcher, said Sewell, who had cancer, died at his London home on Saturday.
In a statement, the Evening Standard said Sewell was “irreplaceable” and that while his wit was “always rapier sharp” his kindness “knew no limits”.
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The newspaper described him as a “legend in the world of journalism and the arts” who was “irreplaceable” and thought of “more as family than a friend”.
“Simply, Brian was the nation’s best art critic, best columnist and the most brilliant and sharpest writer in recent times,” the statement said.
Critic ‘by accident’
Sewell, who was born on 15 July 1931, said it was his mother who imbued his four year old self with a love of art, taking him to the National Gallery.
Source:: BBC Entertainment