David Buckman has been a journalist and author for over 50 years, originally as a magazine staffer, but mainly as a freelance. He has written for numerous magazines and newspapers and made several hundred radio and television broadcasts. Since the publication of his dictionary Artists in Britain since 1945, 1998 (second, revised, expanded edition, 2006), he has concentrated on arts writing. He contributed to Macmillan’s The Dictionary of Art and to Brian McFarlane’s The Encyclopaedia of British Film. Monograph subjects include: J. B. Manson, Leonid Pasternak, Martin Leman and Glyn Morgan; Mixed Palette, a study of Frank Ward and Kathleen Walne; Charles Debenham’s East Anglia; and a biography of the sculptor A. H. Gerrard.

In 2012 Francis Boutle Publishers published David Buckman’s From Bow to Biennale: Artists of the East London Group (revised, expanded, 2016), and Lancelot Ribeiro: An Artist in India and Europe in 2014. He has written many obituaries for The Independent, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and other papers, as well as lecturing in England and abroad. He is an advisor to Art UK and a council member of The Critics’ Circle.

David says: 'Art UK is hugely enhancing opportunities for researchers. It is wonderful now to have easy access to images and information for both lesser-known and more famous British artists, such as my revered William Nicholson.'

David Buckman