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Avery, Charles

    Full Name: Avery, Charles

    Gender: male

    Date Born: unknown

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: United Kingdom

    Subject Area(s): sculpture (visual works)


    Deputy Keeper of the Department of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1966-1979; Director of Christie’s, 1979-1990. In 1980 he curated the “European Terracottas from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection” show for the National Gallery of Art in Washgington, D. C. He delivered the William D. Finlay Lecture at the National Gallery of Ireland in 2001.

    Selected Bibliography

    [collected essays:] Studies in Italian Sculpture. London: Pindar, 2001; Donatello: an Introduction. New York: IconEditions, 1994; and Radcliffe, Anthony. Giambologna, 1529-1608: Sculptor to the Medici: an Exhibition Organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1978; Giambologna: the Complete Sculpture. Mt. Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell, 1987; and Laing, Alastair. Finger Prints of the Artist: European Terra-cotta Sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Foundation/Harvard University Press, 1981; Donatello: catalogo completo delle opere. Florence: Cantini, 1991; Bernini: Genius of the Baroque. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1997.


    "Avery, Charles." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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