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Robert Hughes (I) (1938–2012)

Robert Hughes was born on July 28, 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Robert Studley Forrest Hughes. He was a writer and producer, known for Crumb (1994), The Art Game (1966) and The Shock of the New (1982). He was married to Doris Downes, Victoria Whistler and Danne Patricia Emerson. He died on August 6, 2012 in The Bronx, New York, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Crumb Himself
The Art Game
The Art Game Writer
The Shock of the New


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 2002 Goya: Crazy Like a Genius (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Australia: Beyond the Fatal Shore (TV Series documentary) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Wave of the Future (2000) ... (writer)
- The Long Goodbye (2000) ... (writer)
- Money, Class and Power (2000) ... (writer)
- After Trousers (2000) ... (writer)
- The Dead Heart (2000) ... (writer)
 1997 American Visions (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1980 The Shock of the New (TV Mini-Series documentary) (8 episodes)
 1975 Landscape with Figures (TV Series documentary) (narrative script - 1 episode)
- The Chains of Arcady (1975) ... (narrative script)
 1966-1971 Canvas (TV Series) (narrative script - 2 episodes)
- Mona Lisa (1971) ... (narrative script)
- The Maryrdom of St Matthew (1966) ... (narrative script)
 1966 The Art Game (TV Mini-Series) (narrative script - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Episode #2.6 (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Episode #2.5 (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Episode #2.4 (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Episode #2.3 (1966) ... (narrative script)
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Show Show Self (16 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(book) "Lucian Freud: Paintings". London: Thames & Hudson Ltd., 1988. ISBN 050009179X See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Hughes

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Personal Quote:

[on Marc Chagall] He had a lyric, flyaway, enraptured imagination, allied to an enviable fluency of hand.


He was awarded the AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) in the 1991 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Art and the promotion of Australian culture. See more »

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