Ian Dunlop

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Ian Dunlop (born 1940) is a writer and former art critic for the Evening Standard, his first book, The Shock of the New, was published in 1972. Later he joined Sotheby's as one of their experts and also worked for the Art Advisory Service of Citibank Private Bank.


  • Education and Career
  • Family
  • Works
  • References
  • External links

Education and career[edit]

Ian Dunlop was educated at Eton College and then Trinity College, Dublin, where he read Mental and Moral Science.

Ian Dunlop is a writer and former art critic for the Evening Standard.[1] His first book, The Shock of the New, about seven historic exhibitions of modern art, was published in 1972, it was followed by books on Van Gogh, and on the life and art of Edgar Degas (1979). He has also written books and articles on contemporary American and British art and has contributed reviews and art criticism to The Times, Studio International, Apollo, The Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator.

Dunlop was born in Edinburgh and now lives in London; in 2016, he published The Urban Fox, which is his first collection of poems.

Besides writing, Dunlop has worked as an art expert for Sotheby's, New York and was for a time Head of Contemporary Art, he also worked as an art dealer and was a founder member of the Artis Group. His last employment was as an art consultant working for Citibank Private Bank, where he started the Citibank Photography Prize.


Ian is the eldest son of Commander Frederick Hamilton Dunlop, R.N. and the grandson of Sir Thomas Charles Dunlop of Doonside (1878-1960), sportsman, printer and publisher of the Ayr Advertiser. The Dunlops are an Ayrshire family, related by marriage to the Hamiltons, the Boswells, and to the Slades. Ian's great great grandfather, Alexander Dunlop of Clober (1792-1880), on a visit to London, saw the Prime Minister of the day,Spencer Perceval, shot in the lobby in the House of Commons, the only British prime minister to have been assassinated.


2016 The Urban Fox, published by Paekariki Press, Walthamstow, 2016.

2001 Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Brigstocke, entry on Exhibitions. Published by Oxford University Press.

1999 Golf, by Bernard Darwin. Forward by Ian Dunlop, reprinted of original 1954 edition by Ailsa Inc.

1987 Donald Sultan with Lynne Warren, catalogue introduction to an exhibition organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and

Published by Harry N Abrams.

1979 Degas, published by Harper & Row and Phaidon

1977 Edvard Munch, published by Thames and Hudson

1973 Van Gogh, published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson

1972 Cezanne Introduction to the English edition of The Complete Paintings of Cezanne, published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

The Shock of the New, published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

1971 Proust and Painting Proust 1871-1922, a Centennial Volume, edited by Peter Quennel, published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

1965 The New Generation: 1965 introduction and notes to an exhibition of nine British sculptors at the Whitechapel Gallery, London

Contributed to a number of journals and art magazines, including: The Dubliner, Apollo, Studio International, Connoisseur, Books and Bookmen and The Spectator, The Times Literary Supplement, The Independent on Sunday and The Times.


  1. ^ "French offer to help guard the Olympics". Evening Standard. London. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2016-07-11. 

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