Apollo Magazine

James Fox

32. Art historian and broadcaster Cambridge, UK

Like any academic discipline, art history needs figureheads who succeed in combining expert knowledge with popular appeal. Fox fits that bill. A fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge since the age of 28, he specialises in British and 20th-century art and will soon publish a monograph on British art and the First World War. But he has also made a number of acclaimed BBC arts documentaries, whose range has been broad and imaginative; they include the BAFTA-nominated British Masters (2011), A History of Art in Three Colours (2012) and A Very British Renaissance (2014).

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