Sebastian Smee

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Art critic

Sebastian Smee is the art critic for the Boston Globe. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2011, and was runner up in 2008. He joined the paper’s staff from Sydney, where he worked as national art critic for The Australian between 2004 and 2008. Prior to that, he lived for four years in the UK, where he worked on staff at The Art Newspaper, and wrote for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Financial Times, Prospect Magazine, and The Spectator. In London, Smee developed a friendship with the artist Lucian Freud and went on to write essays accompanying four books on Freud’s work. He is the author of the popular Boston Globe column Frame by Frame, which explores individual art works in New England’s museum collections. He teaches non-fiction writing at Wellesley College.

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