John House obituary | Education | The Guardian

guardian.co.uk - Christopher Masters
International expert on impressionism who became a professor at the Courtauld Institute John House, who has died from a heart attack aged 66, was the doyen of historians of impressionism. Far from being lightweight or ingratiating, the impressionists were revealed in House’s writings as sharp observers of social change; instead of being a self-contained movement, they were shown to be clever negotiators of artistic conventions and institutions. As well as playing an essential role in transformi…  »

arts 8 March 2012