British writer, teacher, and broadcaster, born in Bishopstoke, Hampshire. He studied at Wadham College, Oxford, the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and the Freie Universität, West Berlin. For several years he worked as a cartoonist for The Sunday Mirror and the London Evening Standard, then from 1970 taught at various institutions, including the Slade School and the Royal College of Art. His books (mainly on German and Austrian art) include Expressionism (1970), Japanese Prints and Western Painters (1977), Bauhaus (1984), and monographs on Kandinsky (1971), Schiele (1981), Kokoschka (1986), and Klimt (1990 and 1993). They combine high scholarly standards with an accessible style. See also Melly.