Brian Sewell (1931–2015)

Brian Sewell born 15 July 1931, was an English art critic and media personality. He has been described as Britain’s most famous art critic. He died in London on 19 September 2015.


  • Over the hills and far away

    Brian Sewell's search for churches

    From Issue 12

    Beyond the towering Black Sea Mountains lies a hidden landscape rich with forgotten medieval churches. For centuries they were ignored, their ancient glories allowed to crumble to dust. Before new roads reached the Coruh Valley, Brian Sewell had to enlist the help of shepherds on his quest to find these forerunners of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Photographs by Simon Upton

  • The Road to Godhead

    In the footsteps of Alexander the Great

    From Issue 2

    With his victory against the Persians at the Battle of Issus, fought in 333BC on a plain in southern Turkey, Alexander the Great changed the course of history and started his transformation into demi-god. But his troops endured a hellish march to get there. Critic and art historian Brian Sewell tried to retrace the Macedonian conqueror’s arduous route to the battlefield. Photographs by David George

  • Artistic Licence

    From Issue 9

    Kámil Gök lived all his life in the village of Dereliköy, in the heart of the Bodrum peninsula, among people who neither sculpt nor paint.

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