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Laura Cumming

An excerpt from On Chapel Sands, which has recently been shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020.

Laura Cumming

Laura Cumming has been chief art critic of the Observer since 1999. Her book, The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velázquez, was Book of the Week on Radio 4, Wall Street Journal Book of the Year and a New York Times bestseller. It won the 2017 James Tait Black Biography Prize. Her first book was A Face to the World: On Self-Portraits, and her latest is On Chapel Sands, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020.

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