William Feaver


The English El Greco

25 June 2011 12:00 am

Talk about ‘enemies of promise’.


Another form of segregation

18 December 2010 12:00 am

William Feaver on a sumptuous work of scholarship devoted exclusively to the black arts

Dilly-dallying romance

22 April 2009 12:00 am

Constable in Love, by Martin Gayford

A backdrop of beasts and losers

5 November 2008 12:00 am

Chagall: Life, Art, Exile, by Jackie Wullschlager

‘Seeing by doing’

14 May 2008 12:00 am

William Feaver explains how his book ‘Pitmen Painters’ inspired a new play at the National

Lashings of homely detail

13 December 2006 3:55 pm

Norman Rockwell’s the name. You’ll know it of course. Rockwell the byword. It wasn’t simply the perpetual air of impending…

A tasteless ham from Parma

2 November 2006 10:24 am

Girolamo Francesco Mazzola was born in Parma (hence the tag ‘Il Parmigianino’), and died in 1540 aged 37. At some…

Shaggy dog story

5 July 2006 3:52 pm

Until 1970 when he got his first Weimaraner from a litter in Long Beach, California, William Wegman was just another…

A free spirit in Philadelphia

19 May 2006 10:50 am

‘Eakins errs just a little — a little — in the direction of the flesh,’ Walt Whitman observed in the…

Trademarking the ordinary

22 April 2006 12:00 am

Lecterns have been installed in some bookshops enabling customers to flip through the 625 tabloid-format pages of what must be…

Ego trip with excess baggage

5 November 2005 12:00 am

Readers may sympathise with Tracey Emin. Her big mouth and huge appetite for self- advertisement make her a ready target;…

From dumb to singing pictures

23 July 2005 12:00 am

Patrick Caulfield’s paintings look specific while giving us tantalisingly little to go on. Where are we? Seemingly, a spotlight moves,…

Not a matching pair

21 May 2005 12:00 am

Horny black hills on red grounds and exposed roots clawing the air like scary glove puppets are typical of Graham…

A true poet of war

27 November 2004 12:00 am

‘On a hazy day Jerry comes droning over, three miles up.’ May sound Biggles-ish now, but it was OK for…

Never short of an answer

16 October 2004 12:00 am

People, that’s to say some critics, just don’t get it about R. B. Kitaj. They dislike the way he paints,…

The usual Soho suspects

25 January 2003 12:00 am

When John Moynihan was three and living with his painter parents in a flat off Primrose Hill he used to…

Very trying indeed

23 November 2002 12:00 am

Ralph Steadman has always employed graphic spatter. The pen jabs, the ink spurts and – yoiks! – how the victims…

A set of linked doodles

31 August 2002 12:00 am

The niceties of Saul Steinberg’s cartoon drawings are doodle-related. Figures begin at the nose, become elaborately hatted and shod and…